Just One of the Boys: Female-to-Male Cross-Dressing on the American Variety Stage

Just One of the Boys: Female-to-Male Cross-Dressing on the American Variety Stage

by Gillian M Rodger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252083150
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 01/04/2018
Series: Music in American Life Series
Pages: 275
Sales rank: 1,154,673
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gillian Rodger is an associate professor musicology and ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of Champagne Charlie and Pretty Jemima: Variety Theater in the Nineteenth Century .

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Female Hamlets and Romeos: Cross-Dressing Actresses in Nineteenth-Century Theater 17

2 The First Generation of Performers, 1868-1880 27

3 Increasing Competition during the 1870s 59

4 The Second Generation of Performers 76

5 Ella Wesner and English Male Impersonation 90

6 Changing Performance Contexts and Management Styles in the 1880s 112

7 Male Impersonation in the 1880s and 1890s 129

8 English Male Impersonation in America: Changing Aesthetics, Changing Performance Style 145

9 Male Impersonation in the New Century 169

Appendix 189

Notes 193

Bibliography 219

Index 235

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