Fatal Desire: Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660-1720

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Cornell University Press, 2006 - 216 páginas
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"Informed by film theory and a broad historical approach, Fatal Desire examines the theatrical representation of women in England, from the Restoration to the early eighteenth century - a period when for the first time female actors could perform in public. Jean I. Marsden maintains that the feminization of serious drama during this period is tied to the cultural function of theater. Women served as symbols of both domestic and imperial propriety, and so Marsden links the representation of women on the stage to the social context in which the plays appeared and to the moral and often political lessons they offered the audience. The witty heroines of comedies were usually absorbed into the social fabric by marrying similarly lighthearted gentlemen, but the heroines of tragedy suffered for their sins, real or perceived. That suffering served the dual purpose of titillating and educating the theater audience." "Marsden discusses such plays as William Wycherley's Plain Dealer (1676), John Vanbrugh's Provoked Wife (1697), Thomas Otway's Orphan (1680), Thomas Southerne's Fatal Marriage (1694), and William Congreve's Mourning Bride (1697). The author also addresses tragedies written by three female playwrights, Mary Pix, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manley, and sketches developments in tragedy during the period."--BOOK JACKET.

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Debate
17
The Female Spectator
39
SheTragedy and Sexual Spectacle
60
Female Authors of SheTragedy
100
Nicholas Rowe and the Second Generation of SheTragedy
132
Refiguring
168
Afterword
192
Index of Plays Cited
207
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Jean I. Marsden is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut; author of The Re-Imagined Text: Shakespeare, Adaptation, and Eighteenth-Century Literary Theory; and editor of The Appropriation of Shakespeare: Post-Renaissance Reconstructions of the Works and the Myth.

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