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The Resource Gender and performance in Shakespeare's problem comedies, David McCandless

Gender and performance in Shakespeare's problem comedies, David McCandless

Label
Gender and performance in Shakespeare's problem comedies
Title
Gender and performance in Shakespeare's problem comedies
Statement of responsibility
David McCandless
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Composed at a critical moment in English history, Shakespeare's "problem plays"--All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, and Troilus and Cressida - dramatize a crisis in the sex-gender system. They register a male dread of emasculation and engulfment, a fear of female authority and sexuality. In these plays males identify desire for a female as dangerous and unmanly; females contend and confound traditional femininity. Male authority, even male ideas of the heroic, suffers in the face of a female's disruptive sexual power. By resisting comic closure, these plays leave uncontained the subversions of gender that comedies for the most part successfully hold in check." "David McCandless follows the drama of gender enacted in these plays. His approach weds a theoretically engaged textual analysis to the dynamics of performance. He adopts the perspective not of expert spectator but of practitioner, bringing directorial modes of inquiry to his analysis. While drawing upon the performance histories of the problem comedies, he exploits his own experience as a director in dramatizing and theorizing the enactment of gender. The book provides a unique and invigorating example of how performance criticism can illuminate these difficult, sometimes overlooked tragicomedies."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCandless, David Foley
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR2981
LC item number
.M39 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Drama and performance studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Feminism and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Comedy
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
  • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
  • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • DRAMA
  • Comedy
  • Feminism and literature
  • Humorous plays
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • England
  • Sekseverschillen
  • All's well that ends well (Shakespeare)
  • Measure for measure (Shakespeare)
  • Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare)
  • Féminisme et littérature
  • Féminisme et littérature
  • Relations hommes-femmes
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
Label
Gender and performance in Shakespeare's problem comedies, David McCandless
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: All's Well That Ends Well -- Helena's Femininity: Subject vs. Object -- Bertram's Masculinity: Rite of Passage -- Drama of Difference: Old and New Tales Staging the Bed-Trick -- 2. Final Scenes: Unresolved Tension -- Measure for Measure -- The Duke as Ghostly Father -- Angelo's Sadism: Punishing Claudio -- Speechless Dialect: Isabella's (Lacking) Sexuality -- Angelo's Sadomasochistic Fantasy: Propositioning Isabella -- Isabella's Sadomasochism Gestic Staging -- The Duke's Sadomasochistic Spectacle -- Final Moments: "What Do You Think This Is?" -- 3. Troilus and Cressida The War as Empty Spectacle -- Troilus and Cressida: The Limits of Sexuality -- Seduction -- The Limits of Subjectivity Feminist Gestus -- Between Men: The Homoerotics of War Final Scenes
Control code
44963693
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585161662
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963693
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Gender and performance in Shakespeare's problem comedies, David McCandless
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: All's Well That Ends Well -- Helena's Femininity: Subject vs. Object -- Bertram's Masculinity: Rite of Passage -- Drama of Difference: Old and New Tales Staging the Bed-Trick -- 2. Final Scenes: Unresolved Tension -- Measure for Measure -- The Duke as Ghostly Father -- Angelo's Sadism: Punishing Claudio -- Speechless Dialect: Isabella's (Lacking) Sexuality -- Angelo's Sadomasochistic Fantasy: Propositioning Isabella -- Isabella's Sadomasochism Gestic Staging -- The Duke's Sadomasochistic Spectacle -- Final Moments: "What Do You Think This Is?" -- 3. Troilus and Cressida The War as Empty Spectacle -- Troilus and Cressida: The Limits of Sexuality -- Seduction -- The Limits of Subjectivity Feminist Gestus -- Between Men: The Homoerotics of War Final Scenes
Control code
44963693
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585161662
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44963693
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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