Enter the Body: Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage by Carol Chillington RutterEnter the Body: Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage by Carol Chillington Rutter

Enter the Body: Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage

byCarol Chillington RutterEditorCarol Chillington Rutter

Hardcover | January 22, 2001

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Enter the Bodyoffers 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.
Carol Rutter is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Warwick, UK.
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Title:Enter the Body: Women and Representation on Shakespeare's StageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.7 inPublished:January 22, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041514163x

ISBN - 13:9780415141635

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"The strongest parts of Rutter's book include descriptions of Shakespearean productions from various decades.."
-American Theatre, Lenora Inez Brown, May/June 2001
"When"Enter the Body focuses on ideas like these, it excels and excites the imagination.."
-American Thetre, Lenora Inez Brown, May/June 2001