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9 edition of Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage found in the catalog.

Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage

Boy Heroines and Female Pages

by Michael Shapiro

  • 211 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by University of Michigan Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gender Studies,
  • Shakespeare studies & criticism,
  • Shakespeare,
  • Social Science,
  • Plays / Drama,
  • English,
  • Performing Arts/Dance,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science / Gender Studies

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7633076M
    ISBN 100472084054
    ISBN 109780472084050

    The denouement of both plays allows closure for the Elizabethan audience by restoring the women to their rightful place, having passed from stage one to stage two of their restrictive existence. The hiccup of their newfound social mobility, as a result of their gender swap, is overcome through marriage. The Shakespearean Stage, The Shakespearean Stage is the only authoritative book that describes all the main features of the original staging of Shakespearean drama in one volume: the acting companies and their acting styles, the playhouses, the staging and the audiences.5/5(2).

    Gender Identity and Gender Performativity in Shakespeare’s Selected Plays: Macbeth, Hamlet and Merry Wives of Windsor. 3. Her theory of performativity makes a valuable contribution to progressive democratic politics is, however, to make a claim likely to elicit puzzled looks. Performativity is the ca-Author: Mehdi Amiri, Sara Khoshkam. Revisiting Shakespeare and Gender This merging of masculine and feminine in both males and females might help to explain how easy it was for the Elizabethan stage to employ and accept all male casts and utilize men to play strong female characters like Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra, and Kate, the Shrew. a teacher using Shakespeare's.

      Gender Politics in Staging Shakespeare From Gretchen McBeath, Oct. 25, I would enjoy your take on gender politics in art as discussed in The Wall Street Journal article from Saturday, Oct. 22, titled "Remember When Art Was Supposed to Be Beautiful: Contemporary Art Is Obsessed with the Politics of Race, Gender, and Sexuality.". Specifically, I thought you might discuss this particular.   When Oscar Isaac plays Hamlet this summer, it’s difficult to imagine Shakespeare tsk-ing in his grave. Yet for the most part, Broadway hasn’t taken this hint, despite the colossal success of Author: Alexis Soloski.


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Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage by Michael Shapiro Download PDF EPUB FB2

A vital addition to the growing body of literature, this book is the most in-depth and historically contextual study to date of Shakespeare's uses of the heroine in male disguise--man-playing-woman-playing-man--in all its theatrical and social by:   Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages.

Cross-dressing, sexual identity, and the performance of gender are among the most hotly discussed topics in contemporary cultural studies/5(8). Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages.

Cross-dressing, sexual identity, and the performance of gender are among the most hotly discussed topics in contemporary cultural studies.

Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages Michael Shapiro Cross-dressing, sexual identity, and the performance of gender are among the most hotly discussed topics in contemporary cultural studies.

Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage will appeal not only to scholars of Renaissance drama but to any reader interested in the historical construction and analysis of gender and sexuality, both on-and offstage/5(8).

A vital addition to the growing body of literature, this book is the most in-depth and historically contextual study to date of Shakespeare's uses of the heroine in male disguise—man-playing-woman-playing-man—in all its theatrical and social complexity.

Cross-dressing, sexual identity, and the performance of gender are among the most hotly discussed topics in contemporary cultural studies. A vital addition to the growing body of literature, this book is the most in-depth and historically contextual study to date of Shakespeare's uses of the heroine in male disguise--man-playing-woman-playing-man--in all its theatrical and soci.

During the time of Shakespeare and the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I, English ideas of sex and gender, the legal rights of women and the social expectations of femininity all played a significant role in the way that theatre was performed, the stories it told and who told them.

Shakespeare wrote most of his plays during the reign of Queen Elizabeth ( – ), who allowed theater and drama to flourish, but forbade the subject of politics or religion on stage.

By blurring the lines between sexuality and gender in his plays, Shakespeare deconstructs these norms to display their ambiguity. Masculine men can play effeminate female roles (which they did on stage) and effeminate women can play masculine male roles. As She Likes It: Shakespeare's Unruly Women.

Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages. Social Shakespeare: Aspects of Renaissance Dramaturgy and Contemporary Society. Shakespeare and Gender: A History.

Reading the Renaissance: Culture, Poetics, and Drama. Both Michael Shapiro's Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage and Penny Gay's As She Likes It: Shakespeare's Unruly Women dispute one of the central premises of that work - the assumption that cross-gender disguise is a privileged site of subversion; but they do so in radically different ways.

Cross-dressing, sexual identity, and the performance of gender are among the most hotly discussed topics in contemporary cultural studies. A vital addition to the growing body of literature, this book is the most in-depth and historically contextual study to date of Shakespeare's uses of the heroine in male disguise--man-playing-woman-playing-man--in all its theatrical and social :   Shapiro, M., Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages, Michigan University Press, Smith, Nicole.

'An Analysis of Shakespeare’s Women'. Clare McManus explores gender in the history of Shakespeare performance. In Shakespeare's day, female parts were played by male actors, while more recently, actresses have taken on some of his most famous male roles such as Hamlet and Julius Caesar.

Gender in play on the Shakespearean stage. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press,© (OCoLC) Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Michael Shapiro.

Essays and criticism on William Shakespeare - Rethinking Gender and Genre in the History Play How to Stage a Shakespearean Play for High School Students in 10 Easy Steps will.

Michael Shapiro. Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, Pp. viii + Author: Ralph Berry. William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare - Feminist criticism and gender studies: Feminist and gender-study approaches to Shakespeare criticism made significant gains after Feminists, like New Historicists, were interested in contextualizing Shakespeare’s writings rather than subjecting them to ahistorical formalist analysis.

Turning to anthropologists such as Claude Lévi-Strauss. Gender in play on the Shakespearean stage. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, © (OCoLC) Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare: Document Type: Book.

Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage will appeal not only to scholars of Renaissance drama but to any reader interested in the historical construction and analysis of gender and sexuality, both on and offstage.

Michael Shapiro is Associate Professor of English, University of Illinois, Urbana. Return to New Books subject areas. 6 x 9, ca.Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages Shapiro Michael.

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, viii + pp. $Author: Merry G. Perry.Critics note that the nature of gender identity in Shakespeare's plays is generally portrayed from the perspective of the male, and, as a result, women are almost invariably seen as archetypal figures.

Paula S. Berggren () has explored Shakespeare's mythic and supernatural approach to women and finds.