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Enter The Body

Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage

By Carol Chillington Rutter

Routledge – 2000 – 240 pages

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    978-0-415-14164-2
    November 22nd 2000
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Description

Enter the Body offers a series of provocative case studies of the work women's bodies do on Shakespeare's intensely body-conscious stage. Rutter's topics are sex, death, race, gender, culture, politics, and the excessive performative body that exceeds the playtext it inhabits. As well as drawing upon vital primary documents from Shakespeare's day, Rutter offers close readings of women's performance's on stage and film in Britian today, from Peggy Ashcroft's (white) Cleopatra and Whoopi Goldberg's (whiteface) African Queen to Sally Dexter's languorous Helen and Alan Howard's raver 'Queen' of Troy.

Author Bio

Carol Rutter is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Warwick, UK.

Name: Enter The Body: Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Carol Chillington Rutter. Enter the Body offers a series of provocative case studies of the work women's bodies do on Shakespeare's intensely body-conscious stage. Rutter's topics are sex, death, race, gender, culture, politics, and the excessive...
Categories: Theatre & Performance Studies, Shakespeare, Gender & Sexuality