Early Modern Tragedy, Gender and Performance, 1984–2000

The Destined Livery

  • Authors
  • Roberta Barker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: The Destined Livery? Tragedy, Performance, Subject and Spectator

  3. Realism and Reinscription

  4. Performance and Performativity

  5. Conclusion: Cultural Drag; or, Hamlet and Ophelia Redux

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-237

About this book


Using nine recent theatrical and cinematic productions as case studies, it considers the productive contradictions and tensions that occur when contemporary actors perform the gender norms of previous cultures. It will be of interest to theatre practitioners as well as to students of early modern drama, of performance, and of gender studies.


cinema gender gender studies Hamlet realism Research in English and American Literature theatre tragedy

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