Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theatre and Gender (Hardback)Alisa Solomon (author)
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Bringing to bear theories of 'gender performativity' upon theatrical events, the author explores:
* the 'double disguise' of cross-dressed boy-actresses
* how gender relates to genre (particularly in Ibsens' realism)
* how canonical theatre represented gender in ways which maintain traditional images of masculinity and femininity.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
-"Choice, July/August 1998
..."the collection offers an engaging feminist perspective on the plays that the author selects."
-Steven Winn, "San Fancisco Chronicle, March 1998
"A fresh, authoritative view of the canon as the seat, not the nemesis, of postmodern gender theory. ... Solomon is convincing and refreshingly nondogmatic. She has the knowledge, style, and suppleness of mind to make bedfellows of revisionists and dead white males. Her dissent is helpful, not dismissive, inclusive, not harsh. This invaluable contribution to the canon wars is rare manna from academia."
-"Kirkus Reviews, December 1997
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