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Acts of desire : women and sex on stage, 1800-1930

Verfasser/in: Sos Eltis
Verlag: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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From seduced maidens to adulterous wives, bigamists, courtesans, kept women and streetwalkers, the so-called 'fallen woman' was a ubiquitous and enduring figure on the Victorian and Edwardian stage. Acts of Desire traces the theatrical representation of illicit female sexuality from early nineteenth-century melodramas, through sensation dramas, Ibsenite sex-problem plays and suffrage dramas, to early social realism
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Gattung/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Sos Eltis
ISBN: 9780199691357 0199691355
OCLC-Nummer: 820779268
Beschreibung: viii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhalt: Seduced maidens and resourceful maids --
Bigamy and sensation --
English decency and French immorality --
Sex problems and nature's law --
Workers and wages --
Rewriting the past.
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Acts of Desire is a study of theatrical depictions of illicit female sexuality, from seduction and prostitution to bigamy and adultery, from the beginning of the nineteenth century through to the  Weiterlesen…

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Acts of Desire looks beyond the depiction of women on stage to address the surrounding social, political and economic issues which affected the theatre. Anna-Maria Ssemuyaba, The Times Literary Weiterlesen…

 
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