Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England - Orgel, Stephen, Professor

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 ...

Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England 1996, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521568425

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Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England 1996, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521560566

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