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Performing race and torture on the early modern stage

Author: Ayanna Thompson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2008.
Series: Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reading Restoration plays through a performance theory lens shows that an analysis of the conjoined performances of torture and race not only reveals the early modern interest in the nature of racial identity, but also how race was initially coded in a paradoxical fashion as both essentially fixed and socially constructed.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Ayanna, 1972-
Performing race and torture on the early modern stage.
New York : Routledge, ©2008
(OCoLC)608247318
Online version:
Thompson, Ayanna, 1972-
Performing race and torture on the early modern stage.
New York : Routledge, ©2008
(OCoLC)609357648
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ayanna Thompson
ISBN: 9780415957212 0415957214 9780415875684 0415875684
OCLC Number: 80019842
Description: xii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Interrogating torture and finding race --
A matter that is no matter : religion, color, and the white actress in The empress of Morocco and Xerxes --
When race is colored : abjection and racial characterization in Titus Andronicus and Oroonoko --
Racializing civility : The Indian emperour, or, The conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards --
Racializing mercantilism : Amboyna, or, The cruelties of the Dutch to the English merchants --
Combating historical amnesia : on the images of prisoner abuse from Abu Ghraib.
Series Title: Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture, 9.
Responsibility: Ayanna Thompson.
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