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The Resource Fatal desire : women, sexuality, and the English stage, 1660-1720, Jean I. Marsden

Fatal desire : women, sexuality, and the English stage, 1660-1720, Jean I. Marsden

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Fatal desire : women, sexuality, and the English stage, 1660-1720
Title
Fatal desire
Title remainder
women, sexuality, and the English stage, 1660-1720
Statement of responsibility
Jean I. Marsden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsden, Jean I
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Women in the theater
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Women and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Sex role in literature
  • Théâtre anglais
  • Femmes au théâtre
  • Tragédie anglaise
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Littérature et société
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English drama
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Literature and society
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in the theater
  • England
  • Frau
  • Sexualität
  • Drama
  • Englisch
Label
Fatal desire : women, sexuality, and the English stage, 1660-1720, Jean I. Marsden
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-205) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Female spectatorship, Jeremy Collier, and the antitheatrical debate -- Women watching : the female spectator in late-seventeenth-century comedy -- Falling women : she-tragedy and sexual spectacle -- Women writing women : female authors of she-tragedy -- Nicholas Rowe and the second generation of she-tragedy -- Sex, politics, and the Hanoverian succession : refiguring Lady Jane Grey
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on1042220184
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501728525
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw6wg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042220184
Label
Fatal desire : women, sexuality, and the English stage, 1660-1720, Jean I. Marsden
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-205) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Female spectatorship, Jeremy Collier, and the antitheatrical debate -- Women watching : the female spectator in late-seventeenth-century comedy -- Falling women : she-tragedy and sexual spectacle -- Women writing women : female authors of she-tragedy -- Nicholas Rowe and the second generation of she-tragedy -- Sex, politics, and the Hanoverian succession : refiguring Lady Jane Grey
Control code
on1042220184
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501728525
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dw6wg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042220184

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