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Impersonations : the Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England (96 Edition)

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Why was England the only country in Europe to maintain an all-male public theatre in the Renaissance? Stephen Orgel uses this question as the starting point of a fresh and stimulating exploration of the representation of gender in Elizabethan drama and society. Why were boys used to play female roles in drama, and how did such cross-dressing impact on the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries? What was the place of women in the Renaissance theatre, either on the stage or in the audience? And what did society make of those women who significantly and successfully violated accepted gender boundaries? At once provocative and witty, lucid and stylish, Impersonations will reshape our understanding of the Renaissance theatre, and make us rethink our own inadequate categories of gender, power and sexuality.

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Why was England the only country in Europe to maintain an all-male public theatre in the Renaissance? This question prompts Stephen Orgel's exploration of the representation of gender in Elizabethan drama and society. At once provocative and witty, lucid and stylish, Impersonations reshapes our understanding of Renaissance theatre and culture.

Synopsis:

Why was England the only country in Europe to maintain an all-male public theater in the Renaissance? Stephen Orgel uses this question as the starting point of a fresh and stimulating exploration of the representation of gender in Elizabethan drama and society. At once provocative and witty, lucid and stylish, Impersonations will reshape our understanding of the Renaissance theater, and make us rethink our own inadequate categories of gender, power and sexuality.

Synopsis:

A provocative exploration of gender in the Renaissance, from theatrical cross-dressing to cultural subversion.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-172) and index.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The performance of desire; 3. The eye of the beholder; 4. Call me Ganymede; 5. Masculine apparel; 6. Mankind witches; 7. Visible figures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521568425
Author:
Orgel, Stephen
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
History
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Acting & Auditioning
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Women in literature
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
Child actors
Subject:
Gender identity in literature
Subject:
Sex role in literature
Subject:
Disguise in literature
Subject:
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Theater -- England -- Casting -- History -- 16th century.
Subject:
Theater -- England -- Casting -- History -- 17th century.
Subject:
Shakespeare, William, --1564-1616--Stage hist
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Dramatic production
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Stage history--To 1625
Subject:
Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616--Characters--Women
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. A-693
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 b/w illus.
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
8.50x5.49x.49 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Why was England the only country in Europe to maintain an all-male public theatre in the Renaissance? This question prompts Stephen Orgel's exploration of the representation of gender in Elizabethan drama and society. At once provocative and witty, lucid and stylish, Impersonations reshapes our understanding of Renaissance theatre and culture.
"Synopsis" by , Why was England the only country in Europe to maintain an all-male public theater in the Renaissance? Stephen Orgel uses this question as the starting point of a fresh and stimulating exploration of the representation of gender in Elizabethan drama and society. At once provocative and witty, lucid and stylish, Impersonations will reshape our understanding of the Renaissance theater, and make us rethink our own inadequate categories of gender, power and sexuality.
"Synopsis" by , A provocative exploration of gender in the Renaissance, from theatrical cross-dressing to cultural subversion.
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