Laura Engel,Elaine M. McGirr,Helen E.M. Brooks,Gilli's Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660–1830 PDF

By Laura Engel,Elaine M. McGirr,Helen E.M. Brooks,Gilli Bush-Bailey,Marilyn Francus,Judith Hawley,Jade Higa,Emrys D. Jones,Ellen Malenas Ledoux,Kathryn Lowerre,J.D. Philopsen,Laura J. Rosenthal

Stage moms explores the connections among motherhood and the theater either off and on degree during the lengthy eighteenth century. even if the realities of eighteenth-century motherhood and representations of maternity have lately been investigated with regards to the radical, social historical past, and political economic climate, the belief of motherhood and its connection to the theatre as a qualified, fabric, literary, and cultural web site has bought little serious consciousness. The essays during this quantity, spanning the interval from the recovery to Regency, handle those forgotten maternal narratives, concentrating on: the illustration of motherhood because the defining girl position; the interaction among an actress’s star character and her selected roles; the performative stability among the cults of maternity and that of the “passionate” actress; and tensions among intercourse and maternity and/or maternity and public authority. In studying the overlaps and disconnections among representations and realities of maternity within the lengthy eighteenth century, and through taking a look at written, got, visible, and played files of motherhood, Stage moms makes a major contribution to debates relevant to eighteenth-century cultural history.

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Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660–1830 (Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650–1850) by Laura Engel,Elaine M. McGirr,Helen E.M. Brooks,Gilli Bush-Bailey,Marilyn Francus,Judith Hawley,Jade Higa,Emrys D. Jones,Ellen Malenas Ledoux,Kathryn Lowerre,J.D. Philopsen,Laura J. Rosenthal


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