Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theatre and Gender

Re Dressing the Canon examines the relationship between gender and performance in a series of essays which combine the critique of specific live performances with an astute theoretical analysis Alisa Solomon discusses both canonical texts and contemporary productions in a lively jargon free style Among the dramatic texts considered are those of Aristophanes, Ibsen, YiddiRe Dressing the Canon examines the relationship between gender and performance in a series of essays which combine the critique of specific live performances with an astute theoretical analysis Alisa Solomon discusses both canonical texts and contemporary productions in a lively jargon free style Among the dramatic texts considered are those of Aristophanes, Ibsen, Yiddish theatre, Mabou Mines, Deborah Warner, Shakespeare, Brecht, Split Britches, Ridiculous Theatre, and Tony Kushner 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.
Re Dressing the Canon Essays on Theatre and Gender Re Dressing the Canon examines the relationship between gender and performance in a series of essays which combine the critique of specific live performances with an astute theoretical analysis Alisa

  • Title: Re-Dressing the Canon: Essays on Theatre and Gender
  • Author: Alisa Solomon
  • ISBN: 9780415157216
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
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