The Rhetorical Feminine: Gender and Orient on the German Stage, 1647-1742

The Rhetorical Feminine: Gender and Orient on the German Stage, 1647-1742

by Sarah Colvin
ISBN-10:
0198186363
ISBN-13:
9780198186366
Pub. Date:
10/28/1999
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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The Rhetorical Feminine: Gender and Orient on the German Stage, 1647-1742

This book takes a fresh look at theatre - including the important new genre of opera - in early modern Germany. Taking as a starting-point the importance of rhetoric in early modern boys' education, this study considers the relationship between theatre, persuasion, and social stability, and looks at how the stage helps to develop ideas about women and non-Christian peoples which have not lost their relevance today.

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ISBN-13: 9780198186366
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Men, Rhetoric, and the Stage
Note on Terminology and Orthography
1. The Rhetorical Feminine: (i) Women and Muslims in the Literary Imagination
2. The Rhetorical Feminine: (ii) Separating the Women from the Boys
3. Reading the Signs: Rhetorical loci and the Stage Semiotics
4. Persuasive Sounds: The Rhetoric of Words and Music
5. Persuasive Laughter: Carnival, Theatre, and Control
Conclusion: Theatre and the Rhetoric of Otherness
Bibliography
Index

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