Aandacht! Aandacht! Aandacht en verstrooiing in het Gentse Grand Théâtre, café-concert en variététheater, 1880-1914

Sylvia Althing van Geusau
2020 Documenta  
Jonckheere, Evelien. Aandacht! Aandacht! Aandacht en verstrooiing in het Gentse Grand éâtre, café-concert en variététheater, 1880-1914. Leuven: Universitaire Pers Leuven, 2017, 224 p. (ISBN 978 94 6270 100 7) Don't be misled by the humble brown paper bag-look cover of Evelien Jonckheere's publication Aandacht! Aandacht! Aandacht en verstrooiing in het Gentse Grand éâtre, café-concert en variététheater, . is publication, based on her awarded dissertation which she obtained in 2014 at the
more » ... 2014 at the University of Ghent, o ers a colorful variety of information on a topic that is not easy to investigate. Jonckheere has a particular interest in popular entertainment in Belgium of the nineteenth century. In 2009 she published Kijklust en sensatiezucht, based on her master thesis in Art Studies, a beautifully illustrated and tastefully written book on revues and variety theatres in Belgium, with an emphasis on Flanders and Brussels. Typical for Jonckheere is that she incorporates all kinds of archival materials to substantiate her arguments. By doing so she reveals the underexposed history of 'low-brow' theatre culture in Belgium.
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