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Actresses and Whores: On Stage and in Society

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The categories of "whore" and "actress" have overlapped over centuries. Actresses are assumed to be sexually available and promiscuous, and prostitutes are assumed to perform for their clients. Employing historical biographies as well as interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book compares actresses and prostitutes from Nell Gwynne to Mae West. Ranging from the seventeenth century to the present, Kirsten Pullen offers many new insights to theater historians and scholars of cultural, social and gender studies.

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For centuries the two definitions of actress and prostitute have overlapped. Using biographies of historical actresses and prostitutes and interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book offers new insight into the historical connection between the two and their perception in society and on the stage.

Synopsis:

What is a whore? What is an actress? For centuries these two definitions have overlapped. In the modern period, the sexuality of actresses was their most salient feature, and actresses were assumed to be sexually available. Post modern prostitutes suggest that the whore is also an actress, a claim that legitimates sex work. Using biographies of historical actresses and prostitutes and interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book offers new insight into the connection between actresses and prostitutes.

Synopsis:

Using biographies of historical actresses and prostitutes and interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book explores the connections between actresses and prostitutes from Nell Gwynne to Mae West. In this highly original study, Kirsten Pullen offers many new insights to theatre historians and scholars of cultural, social and gender studies.

Synopsis:

This book offers new insight into the connection between actresses and prostitutes.

About the Author

Kirsten Pullen is Assistant Professor of Performance and New Media Studies at the University of Calgary

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; 1. Prostitution, performance, and Mae West: speaking from the whore position; 2. Betty Boutell, 'Whom All the Town Fucks': constructing the actress/whore; 3. Memoir and masquerade: Charlotte Charke, Margaret Leeson, and eighteenth-century performances of self; 4. Burlesque, breeches, and blondes: illegitimate nineteenth-century cultural and theatrical performance; 5. 'We need status as actresses!': contemporary prostitution and performance; 6. Afterpiece: millennial prostitution; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521833417
Author:
Pullen, Kirsten
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Actresses--United States--Social conditions
Subject:
History
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Actresses - Great Britain - Social conditions
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
215
Dimensions:
9.24x6.14x.77 in. 1.06 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Production » General
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Calculus » General

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"Synopsis" by , For centuries the two definitions of actress and prostitute have overlapped. Using biographies of historical actresses and prostitutes and interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book offers new insight into the historical connection between the two and their perception in society and on the stage.
"Synopsis" by , What is a whore? What is an actress? For centuries these two definitions have overlapped. In the modern period, the sexuality of actresses was their most salient feature, and actresses were assumed to be sexually available. Post modern prostitutes suggest that the whore is also an actress, a claim that legitimates sex work. Using biographies of historical actresses and prostitutes and interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book offers new insight into the connection between actresses and prostitutes.
"Synopsis" by , Using biographies of historical actresses and prostitutes and interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book explores the connections between actresses and prostitutes from Nell Gwynne to Mae West. In this highly original study, Kirsten Pullen offers many new insights to theatre historians and scholars of cultural, social and gender studies.
"Synopsis" by , This book offers new insight into the connection between actresses and prostitutes.
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