Acts of Manhood

The Performance of Masculinity on the American Stage, 1828–1865

  • Authors
  • Karl M. Kippola

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

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Exploring the performance of masculinity on and off the nineteenth-century American stage, this book looks at the shift from the passionate muscularity to intellectual restraint as not a linear journey toward national refinement; but a multitude of masculinities fighting simultaneously for dominance and recognition.


America identity performance rhetoric stage transformation

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