In 1793-1794 Isabelle de Charrière composed some political dramas to express her opinion about the political and historical developments of the French Revolution, whose radicalisation frightened her. One of these plays, La Parfaite Liberté ou les vous et toi, represents the writer’s answer to a successful French comedy performed at the end of 1793 – La Parfaite Egalité ou les Tu et toi – in which Dorvigny celebrated the Jacobin linguistic reform - the tutoiement - whose declared goal was to improve Equality and Brotherhood between French citizens. Writing in Neuchatel, by reversing all Dorvigny’s propagandistic items, Charrière joined the Parisian debate and put into question the real importance of the revolutionary achievements. She therefore expressed not only her urgency for moderation, but also her critical and political judgement about a Revolution that had finally disconfessed in practice the ideals it had preached in theory. Even though the play was never performed, Charrière's political ideas influenced not only her Francophone milieu, but also the contemporary German readers of Huber's translation.

"Quiconque lirait l'Emigré, l'Inconsolable, Brusquet et Elise, me lirait moi à peu de choses près": la parfaite liberté d'Isabelle de Charrière

PERAZZOLO, Paola
2014

Abstract

In 1793-1794 Isabelle de Charrière composed some political dramas to express her opinion about the political and historical developments of the French Revolution, whose radicalisation frightened her. One of these plays, La Parfaite Liberté ou les vous et toi, represents the writer’s answer to a successful French comedy performed at the end of 1793 – La Parfaite Egalité ou les Tu et toi – in which Dorvigny celebrated the Jacobin linguistic reform - the tutoiement - whose declared goal was to improve Equality and Brotherhood between French citizens. Writing in Neuchatel, by reversing all Dorvigny’s propagandistic items, Charrière joined the Parisian debate and put into question the real importance of the revolutionary achievements. She therefore expressed not only her urgency for moderation, but also her critical and political judgement about a Revolution that had finally disconfessed in practice the ideals it had preached in theory. Even though the play was never performed, Charrière's political ideas influenced not only her Francophone milieu, but also the contemporary German readers of Huber's translation.
Isabelle de Charrière; Théâtre de la Révolution; Parfaite Liberté; Théâtre XVIII siècle
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