The Politics of Gender in Early American Theater

Revolutionary Dramatists and Theatrical Practices

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the American theater emerged as a crucial cultural space for debates around gender stereotypes, gendered conduct, sexual desire, the politics of intimacy and domesticity, female authorship, as well as the complex intersections of gender and other markers of cultural difference, such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, age, or nation. This collection explores the role of gender in the formation of American theatrical culture in this period. It features essays on well-known early American dramatists such as Susanna Rowson or Judith Sargent Murray, but also sheds light on anonymous authors and more obscure theatrical practices.

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3 February 2022, 216 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5253-0
File size: 3.49 MB

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Author(s)
Leopold Lippert / Ralph J. Poole (eds.)
Book title
The Politics of Gender in Early American Theater Revolutionary Dramatists and Theatrical Practices
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
216
ISBN
978-3-8394-5253-0
DOI
10.14361/9783839452530
Commodity Group
1586
BIC-Code
AN DSB JFSJ
BISAC-Code
PER011020 LIT004020 SOC032000
THEMA-Code
ATD DSB JBSF
Release date
3 February 2022
Topics
Theater, Geschlecht, Amerika
Readership
American Studies, Literary Studies, Theatre Studies, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Theatre, Early America, American Revolution, Gender, Feminism, America, History of Theatre, American Studies, Gender Studies, Theatre Studies

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