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Acts of manhood : the performance of masculinity on the American stage, 1828-1865

Author: Karl M Kippola
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the performance of masculinity on and off the nineteenth-century American stage, this book looks at the shift from the passionate muscularity to intellectual restraint as not a linear  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl M Kippola
ISBN: 9780230340459 0230340458
OCLC Number: 778314567
Description: x, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: a new race of men --
Act like a man: images and rhetoric of reconstructed manhood --
A glorious image of unperverted manhood: Edwin Forrest as masculine ideal --
A masculine identity worth dying for: the Astor Place Riot --
Decorum and delicacy: the feminized manliness of Edwin Booth --
Impossibly genial: the masculine transformations of John McCullough conclusion: affirming white masculinity by deriding the Other.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Responsibility: Karl M. Kippola.
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"In the early to mid-nineteenth century, the American theatre was an ostensibly masculine endeavor in both production and reception. The playwrights were male, the theatre managers were male, the Read more...

 
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