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ERIC Number: EJ853579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Redressing Cross-Dressed Shakespeare
Martin, Thomas L.; Pesta, Duke
Academic Questions, v16 n3 p49-66 Jun 2003
Gender critics obsess over the boy actors who played female roles on the Elizabethan stage. But, in their far-fetched interpretation of Shakespearean drama as a spectacle of cross dressing, these new historicists lose sight of a fundamental principle of theater. Thomas Martin and Duke Pesta argue that with their prurient chatter of "the psychodymanics of male spectatorship," critics disregard what we've always known about the illusion of stagecraft and willfully misrepresent the nature of dramatic art. (Contains 19 notes.)
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Language: English
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