Contestation sociale et spatiale dans Jenny l’ouvrière et Claudie

In 1850 and 1851, two plays were staged at the Porte Saint-Martin theatre with working class heroines: Jenny l’ouvrière, drame en cinq actes by Jules Barbier and Adrien Decourcelles and Claudie, drame en trois actes by George Sand. Both plays reflect the major challenges facing society in the 1850s following the revolution of 1848 and the bloody days of June: poverty, lack of work, the condition of women in the city and in the countryside. Despite the efforts of government censors to eliminate the subversive aspects of these two plays, their spatial organization continued to question the distinction between social classes. (In French.)