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Enter the body [electronic resource] : women and representation on Shakespeare's stage / Carol Chillington Rutter.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Enter the body [electronic resource] : women and representation on Shakespeare's stage / Carol Chillington Rutter.
Publication Date:
2001
ISBN:
9780203438763

9786610319732
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-211) and index.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Body parts or parts for bodies: speculating on Cordelia; Snatched bodies: Ophelia in the grave; Shadowing Cleopatra: making whiteness strange; Designs on Shakespeare: Troilus's sleeve, Cressida's glove, Helen's placket; Remembering Emilia: gossiping hussies, revolting housewives; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Abstract:
Enter the Body offers a series of provocative case studies of the work women's bodies do on Shakespeare's intensely body-conscious stage. Rutter's topics are sex, death, race, gender, culture, politics, and the excessive performative body that exceeds the playtext it inhabits. As well as drawing upon vital primary documents from Shakespeare's day, Rutter offers close readings of women's performance's on stage and film in Britian today, from Peggy Ashcroft's (white) Cleopatra and Whoopi Goldberg's (whiteface) African Queen to Sally Dexter's languorous Helen and Alan Howard's raver 'Queen' of Troy.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
Language:
English