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Enter The Body : Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage - Carol Chillington Rutter

Enter The Body

Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage

Paperback Published: 23rd November 2000
ISBN: 9780415141642
Number Of Pages: 240

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"Enter the Body" speculates on how the theatre 'plays' women's bodies, and how audiences read them. Ideal for literature, theatre and gender studies courses, it covers topics such as sex, death, race, gender, culture and politics. Carol Rutter explores the five female characters, Ophelia, Cordelia, Emilia, Cressida and Cleopatra to reconstruct specific theatrical moments that put their bodies spectacularly in play.
One of the most provocative writers on women's performances of Shakespeare in Britain today, Rutter also situates these roles on the early modern stage, observing performers such as Kate Winslet, Judi Dench and Whoopi Goldberg.

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"The strongest parts of Rutter's book include descriptions of Shakespearean productions from various decades.." -American Theatre, Lenora Inez Brown, May/June 2001 "When"Enter the Body focuses on ideas like these, it excels and excites the imagination.." -American Thetre, Lenora Inez Brown, May/June 2001

List of platesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Body parts or parts for bodies: speculating on Cordeliap. 1
Snatched bodies: Ophelia in the gravep. 27
Shadowing Cleopatra: making whiteness strangep. 57
Designs on Shakespeare: Troilus's sleeve, Cressida's glove, Helen's placketp. 104
Remembering Emilia: gossiping hussies, revolting housewivesp. 142
Notesp. 178
Bibliographyp. 202
Indexp. 212
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ISBN: 9780415141642
ISBN-10: 0415141648
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 23rd November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1

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