Re-dressing the Canon: Essays on Theater and Gender
Taylor & Francis, 1997 - 208 Seiten
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, 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.
... 5 Three canonical crossings 1 30 Cracking nature's mold: Mabou Mines re-engenders Lear 1 30 People don't do such things: Charles Ludlam's Hedda 144 Epic ...
"The two concepts are, in the very nature of things, sharply differentiated."1 In other words, Aristophanes begins his play that parodies genre and gender ...
... the shifting perceptual ground from which theater's queer nature and feminist potential spring. As the quintessential mimetic art - Bruce Wilshire calls ...
... this genre represents only a narrow slice of theater history - and, even then. doesn't always "hold a mirror up to nature" in any flat or simple way.
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RE-DRESSING THE CANON: Essays on Theatre and GenderNutzerbericht - Kirkus
Theater critic, dramaturge, and Village Voice staff writer Solomon (English and Theater/City Univ. of New York Graduate Center) offers a fresh, authoritative view of the canon as the seat, not the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen