The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,173,809 members ⚫ 1,357,844 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Enter The Body

Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage

Enter The Body by Carol Chillington Rutter
Buy this eBook
US$ 52.95
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
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.
Taylor and Francis; September 2002
241 pages; ISBN 9781134767809
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Enter The Body
Author: Carol Chillington Rutter