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Acting women : images of women in theatre

Author: Lesley Ferris
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1990.
Series: Women in society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study based on the question as to whether there is a boundary between playacting and the "self". The author asks if society and culture conditions women to internalize a means for survival which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferris, Lesley.
Acting women.
Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1990
(OCoLC)647274055
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Ferris
ISBN: 0333432908 9780333432907 0333432916 9780333432914
OCLC Number: 19669507
Description: xiv, 193 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Theatrical history and the sign of the female: the power of women on stage - the gender enigma in Renaissance England; cross-dressing, the Greeks and the Wily Phallus; historical precedents - women unmasked; Goethe, Goldoni and woman-hating; masques and masking. Part 2 Archetypal images of women in theatre: the penintent whore; the speechless heroine; the wilful woman; the golden girl; women as men.
Series Title: Women in society.
Responsibility: Lesley Ferris.

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