Enter The Body

Women and Representation on Shakespeare's Stage

By Carol Chillington Rutter

© 2000 – Routledge

240 pages

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About the Book

Enter the Body offers a series of provocative case studies of the work women's bodies do on Shakespeare's intensely body-conscious stage. Rutter's topics are sex, death, race, gender, culture, politics, and the excessive performative body that exceeds the playtext it inhabits. As well as drawing upon vital primary documents from Shakespeare's day, Rutter offers close readings of women's performance's on stage and film in Britian today, from Peggy Ashcroft's (white) Cleopatra and Whoopi Goldberg's (whiteface) African Queen to Sally Dexter's languorous Helen and Alan Howard's raver 'Queen' of Troy.

About the Author

Carol Rutter is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Warwick, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT015000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General