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The Resource Impersonations : the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England, Stephen Orgel

Impersonations : the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England, Stephen Orgel

Label
Impersonations : the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England
Title
Impersonations
Title remainder
the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Orgel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/cam027/95041287.html
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
792/.0942031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3095
LC item number
.O74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Impersonations : the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England, Stephen Orgel
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-172) and index
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
Control code
895577
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 179 p.
Isbn
9780521560566
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
95041287
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33281278
  • (OCoLC)33281278
Label
Impersonations : the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England, Stephen Orgel
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-172) and index
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
Control code
895577
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 179 p.
Isbn
9780521560566
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
95041287
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm33281278
  • (OCoLC)33281278

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