Publisher description for Early modern tragedy, gender and performance, 1984-2000 : the destined livery / Roberta Barker.

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This book examines the representation of gender in selected recent performances of early modern tragedy. In the process, it elaborates a model of critically engaged spectatorship that will allow for the complexity and potential of such cultural productions, and shows how encounters between contemporary actors and early modern playtexts--often dismissed as merely conservative - can in fact help to uncover the instability and historical contingency of gender norms past and present.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Gender identity in the theater.
Sex role in the theater.
Feminism and theater -- History -- 20th century.
Theater -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role in motion pictures.
Gender identity in motion pictures.