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Acts of Manhood: The Performance of Masculinity on the American Stage, 1828-1865 (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)

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Through his study of American masculinity, Kippola constructs a theatrical history inextricably linked to the dynamic social, political, and cultural changes of the nineteenth-century American stage. The shift from the passionate muscularity of Edwin Forrest to the intellectual restraint of Edwin Booth was not a linear journey toward national refinement; but rather, a multitude of masculinities simultaneously fighting for dominance and recognition. Actors and audiences mutually constructed male ideals unique to each splintered group, while simultaneously seeking national identity and communal belonging. Kippola integrates dramas, manly rhetoric, advice literature, and masculine performances on political and theatrical stages to trace fragmenting and competing masculine identities in antebellum America.

Synopsis:

Investigates how and why the performance of American masculinity changed so dramatically on and off the nineteenth-century American stage.

About the Author

Karl M. Kippola is an assistant professor of Theatre at American University and has been a professional actor and director for the last twenty-five years.

Table of Contents

Act Like a Man: Images and Rhetoric of Reconstructed Manhood A Glorious Image of Unperverted Manhood: Edwin Forrest as Masculine Ideal A Masculine Identity Worth Dying For: The Astor Place Riot Decorum and Delicacy: The Feminized Manliness of Edwin Booth Impossibly Genial: The Masculine Transformations of John McCulloughConclusion: Affirming White Masculinity by Deriding the Other

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230340459
Author:
Kippola, Karl M.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Men's studies
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 b/w illustrations
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Mens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

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