Item description for Golden Age Disguise - Cross-dressing and Female Disguise in the Works of Tirso de Molina by Robert L. Turner...
During the Golden Age of Spanish theater Tirso de Molina was especially well known for his prortrayal of women and his use of female disguise and crossdressing on stage. This work examines how this tendency can be understood as a mechanism for females in the play, and in society as a whole, to skirt societal rules and gain power to act and achieve their goals. Although crossdressing has typically been understood in psycho-sexual terms, I argue that an analysis using power mechanisms is a better fit. The dificullty that results in the use of disguise and cross-dressing is a tendency for Tirso's charachters to lose control of themselves and their created identity. This highlights the dangers inherent in the use of masquing behavior. This work is designed for those working with Spanish Golden Age theater. It is also applicable as a companion to studies in English theater of the period, and can be read in comparison with feminist and psychological analysis of theater. Because in deals with cross-dressing, this book may also be of use to gender and sexuality studies.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.69" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Dec 3, 2007
Publisher VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
ISBN 3836434202 ISBN13 9783836434201
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More About Robert L. Turner
Who knew that a near death experience could lead to this? But it did...following a pulmonary embolism after a big ski accident, author Robert L Turner sat down (or rather was propped up in his big red chair), opened up his PC and started writing. Business Development Manager for a global computer products and IT powerhouse by day, author, blogger and automotive writer by night, Robert finally figured out a way to combine all of his passions and distill them into The Driver. He has owned 8 Porsches, driven hundreds of laps on race tracks and now teaches neophyte drivers how to drive their high performance cars. A resident of North Texas, married for 20+ years and the father of two teenage boys, his overarching goal: write novels that auto and race car enthusiasts along with action adventure fans the world over will enjoy. Just know that he may not be hitting the slopes anytime soon...