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How Timberlake Wertenbaker Constructs New Forms of Gender in Her History Plays : Exposing the Power Relations Between the Sexes.

Author: Yi-chin Shih
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.
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Despite the confines of traditional notions of history and gender, Timberlake Wertenbaker uses her history plays to argue that history and gender should be reread to radically challenge these traditional notions. She uses her history plays to construct a new vision. This book discusses seven Timberlake plays from this new perspective of gender, focusing on how gender impacts history, showing the unstable power  Read more...
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Shih, Yi-chin.
How Timberlake Wertenbaker Constructs New Forms of Gender in Her History Plays : Exposing the Power Relations Between the Sexes.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012
Named Person: Timberlake Wertenbaker; Timberlake Wertenbaker
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yi-chin Shih
ISBN: 9780773421868 0773421866
OCLC Number: 818851302
Description: 1 online resource (317 pages)
Contents: HOW TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER CONSTRUCTS NEW FORMS OF GENDER IN HER HISTORY PLAYS: Exposing the Power Relations Between the Sexes; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Chapter One --
Introduction; Chapter Two --
History as Narrative: The Possibility of Writing Gender into History; Chapter Three --
Rewriting History: Gender in Wertenbaker's History Plays; Chapter Four --
Retelling History: Gender in Wertenbaker's Oral History Plays; Chapter Five --
Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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By emphasizing gender issues that have been previously suppressed, the author shows how Timberlake Wertenbaker constructs a new historical narrative of Western imagination. He focuses on how gender  Read more...

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