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Author Glenn, Susan A. (Susan Anita)

Title Female spectacle : the theatrical roots of modern feminism / Susan A. Glenn.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  PN1590.W64 G59 2000    AVAILABLE
Description x, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-273) and index.
Contents The Bernhardt effect: self-advertising and the age of spectacle -- Mirth and girth: the politics of comedy -- The strong personality: female mimics and the play of the self -- The Americanization of Salome: sexuality, race, and the careers of the vulgar princess -- "The eyes of the enemy": female activism and the paradox of theater -- "Nationally advertised legs": how Broadway invented "the girls" -- "Like all the rest of womankind only more so": the chorus girl probllem and American culture -- Conclusion: the legacy of female spectacle.
Subject Women in the theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women in the theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Feminism and theater -- United States.
Actresses -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0674003330

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