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Seduced Maidens and Resourceful Maids

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter identifies the common tropes, plots, and character types that run through the popular early nineteenth-century theatrical genre of seduction melodrama. It demonstrates the remarkably ... More


Workers and Wages

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter argues that Mrs Warren's Profession provided a model for subsequent feminist and realist dramas which, like Shaw's play, argued that the root cause of prostitution was not women's sexual ... More


Deinstitutionalizing Theater and Film

Steven C. Ridgely

in Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Sh ji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667529
eISBN:
9781452946801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667529.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter presents Terayama Shūji’s two narratives that oppose the idea of masochism which deinstitutionalize social relations. These narratives are found in the play Kegawa no Marii (1967) and ... More


Bengali Theatre: An Edifice for the Bhadraloks

Manujendra Kundu

in So Near, Yet So Far: Badal Sircar's Third Theatre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199464777
eISBN:
9780199086566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464777.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides an overview of the politics of silencing and excluding the people’s cultural practices by the elite, native Bengali bhadraloks during the colonial period. In the name of ... More


Binding Language in Measure for Measure

John Kerrigan

in Shakespeare’s Binding Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757580
eISBN:
9780191817342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757580.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Measure for Measure is a play which foregrounds solemn oaths and vows—in the giving of sworn, legal testimony, for example, and in committing to the life of a nun or friar. It is equally, and ... More


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