This chapter provides in-depth analysis is provided about Mlle. Modiste. The plot is about a shop girl who dreams of something more—a career in the opera. Beneath the fluff and furbelow, the work had a serious subtext: the position of women in contemporary society. Under another lens, Mlle. Modiste is the forerunner of Show Boat, with the latter's focus on problems of miscegenation and racial inequalities.
Keywords: Mlle. Modiste; musical; Paris; women's studies
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Subjects: History of the Americas
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