Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England

Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England

by Stephen Orgel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521568420

ISBN-13: 9780521568425

Pub. Date: 02/29/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521568425
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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.

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