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

Author: Sos Eltis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sos Eltis
ISBN: 9780199691357 0199691355 9780191751448 0191751448
OCLC Number: 919292395
Description: Online-Ressource
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Seduced Maidens and Resourceful Maids ; 2. Bigamy and Sensation ; 3. English Decency and French Immorality ; 4. Sex Problems and Nature's Law ; 5. Workers and Wages ; 6. Rewriting the Past ; Afterwords
Responsibility: Sos Eltis.


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The many plays Eltis discusses are carefully considered, and her mapping of the movement from Manichean allegory and "just world" of melodrama to the complex questioning and unresolved endings of Read more...

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