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Performing women: Gender, self, and representation in late-medieval Metz

Susannah Crowder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526106407
eISBN:
9781526141989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Performing women takes on a key problem in the history of drama: the “exceptional” staging of the life of Catherine of Siena by a female actor and a female patron in 1468 Metz. These two creators ... More


Introduction

Tony Hunt

in Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Villon's Testament is not without the dramatic techniques of impersonation and presentation. Aside from impersonating certain ‘characters’, the narrator-testator also assumes several different roles. ... More


New Comedic Intrigue

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In a number of Shakespearean comedies such as The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare was able to make use of New Comedic devices, situations, characters, and other such elements, in incorporating ... More


Black for a Day: White Fantasies of Race and Empathy

Alisha Gaines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632834
eISBN:
9781469632858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632834.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously “became” black as well, traveling the American ... More


Betrayal, Impersonation, and Bilingualism: Eileen Chang's Self-Translation

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang's habit of rewriting and translating her own writings back and forth between English and Chinese presents an occasion to examine the author's bilingual and bicultural journey from the ... More


Fashioning the Imperial Self

Nadia Nurhussein

in Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter introduces three incidents of Ethiopianist aristocratic impersonation or imposture. First is of Isaac Brown, a Jamaican man who successfully passed himself off as Menelik's nephew at the ... More


Freudian Fixations

Berthold Hoeckner

in Film, Music, Memory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226649610
eISBN:
9780226649894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649894.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 6 focuses on cinematic representations of traumatic fixation which illustrate how the histories of cinema and psychoanalysis converged in films about psychiatric treatment and psychoanalytic ... More


‘Call me Claude’: female actors, impersonation, and cultural transmission

Susannah Crowder

in Performing women: Gender, self, and representation in late-medieval Metz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526106407
eISBN:
9781526141989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106407.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The final chapter returns to the figure of the female actor, examining the performances of a young woman who claimed to be Joan of Arc and the implications of her role. In the spring of 1436, just ... More


Introduction Playing Eastern

Susan Nance

in How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1791–1935

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832745
eISBN:
9781469605784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894057_nance.4
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the phenomenon of Eastern impersonation in the United States from 1790–1935. The art of playing Eastern percolated out into American life via two parallel modes: ... More


Christ Meets Me Everywhere: Augustine’s Early Figurative Exegesis

Michael Cameron

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199751297
eISBN:
9780199950584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751297.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book studies the earliest biblical reading practices of Augustine of Hippo (354–430), the greatest of the Latin Church Fathers. As a Manichee he had dismissed the Scriptures of ancient Israel as ... More


Hearing Voices: Christ at Prayer “In the Psalm and on the Cross”

Michael Cameron

in Christ Meets Me Everywhere: Augustine’s Early Figurative Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199751297
eISBN:
9780199950584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751297.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

During his time as priest Augustine continued to search out the mystery of Christ's humanity: he was convinced that it held the key to understanding how faith begins in the heart. To explore this he ... More


Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays

Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300191998
eISBN:
9780300206890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

For a brief period in the late Elizabethan Era an innovative company of players dominated the London stage. A fellowship of dedicated thespians, Lord Strange’s Men established their reputation by ... More


Charles Dickens in Three Minutes or Less: Early Phonographic Fiction

Jason Camlot

in Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503605213
eISBN:
9781503609716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605213.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 focuses on the development and production of the earliest sound recordings drawn from the novels of Charles Dickens. The Dickens recordings of Bransby Williams and William Sterling Battis ... More


The Final Run-Through

Jody Enders

in Murder by Accident: Medieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical Intentions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226207834
eISBN:
9780226207858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226207858.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the case of Perrin Le Roux, a stagehand who was accidentally killed by Fremin Severin during a rehearsal of the play Miracle of Théophile in June 1384. This is similar to the ... More


Trespassing on Whiteness Negro Actors and the Nordic Complex

Marvin McAllister

in Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835081
eISBN:
9781469602431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869062_mcallister.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines colored actors who took up Walton's offhand challenge “to make-up as white people.” Whiting up in the early twentieth century underwent a significant shift as ambitious Negro ... More


‘Representing by Means of Scenes’: Translating Voices

Claire Davison

in Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748682812
eISBN:
9781474400978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682812.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looking at the treatment of voice in the translations, conceptualising translation as a form of ventriloquism or theatrical re-enactment of a text. It picks out examples of comic mimicry ... More


Mindful Masquerades: White Privilege and the Politics of Dress

Amy Sueyoshi

in Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041785
eISBN:
9780252050268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041785.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter places popular gender impersonators alongside Japanese and then Chinese immigrants to illuminate how whiteness rendered one form of masquerade as profitable and another as futile. White ... More


Queens and Queers: The Theater of Gender in “America”

Anne Emmanuelle Berger

in The Queer Turn in Feminism: Identities, Sexualities, and the Theater of Gender

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253852
eISBN:
9780823260904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253852.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers theoretical and historical insights into the reasons why, and the ways in which gender theory has developed in the United States as a theory of performance, from John Money's ... More


Anxieties of Influence: Edogawa Ranpo’s Horrifying Hybrids

Mark Silver

in Purloined Letters: Cultural Borrowing and Japanese Crime Literature, 1868-1937

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831882
eISBN:
9780824869397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831882.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the detective fiction and critical essays produced by Edogawa Ranpo (1894–1965) and his contemporaries in the 1920s and 1930s. Ranpo is the most prominent detective story writer ... More


South Asians and the Hollywood Party: Peter Sellers and Brownface Performances

Shilpa S. Davé

in Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037405
eISBN:
9780252094583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037405.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Peter Sellers' brownface performance as Hrundi Bakshi in the film The Party (1968) to show the historical change of portrayals of South Asians in American films from ... More


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