Actresses, Gender, And The Eighteenth-century Stage: Playing Women by H. BrooksActresses, Gender, And The Eighteenth-century Stage: Playing Women by H. Brooks

Actresses, Gender, And The Eighteenth-century Stage: Playing Women

byH. Brooks

Paperback | January 1, 2015

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Examining theatre economics, rhetorical acting, cross-dressing, the staging of 'self', and the alignment of motherhood and work, this book reveals how actresses drew on changing models of gender to achieve phenomenal levels of success over the eighteenth-century. By doing so it sheds new light on the cultural significance of female performance.
Helen E. M. Brooks is Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK. is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK. She is Associate Editor of theWiley Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789and has published articles on eighteenth-century women as actresses and theatre managers, on private theatricals, and on perfor...
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Title:Actresses, Gender, And The Eighteenth-century Stage: Playing WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:201 pagesPublished:January 1, 2015Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1349334480

ISBN - 13:9781349334483

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Introduction  1. Playing for Money: 'This is certainly a large sum but I can assure you I have worked very hard for it'  2. Playing the Passions: 'All their Force and Judgment in perfection' 3. Playing Men: 'Half the men in the house take me for one of their own sex' 4. Playing Her Self: 'It was not as an actress but as herself, that she charmed every one'  5. Playing Mothers: 'Stand forth ye elves, and plead your mother's cause' Bibliography Index