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Performance and femininity in eighteenth-century German women's writing : the impossible act / Wendy Arons.

Author:
Arons, Wendy, 1964- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Εdition:
1st ed.
Description:
x, 270 p. ; 22 cm.
Series:
Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"In Performance and Femininity, Wendy Arons examines a series of texts by eighteenth-century German women in order to illuminate how women writers of the time used theater and performance both to investigate female subjectivity and to intervene in the dominant cultural discourse of femininity."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-261) and index.
Contents:
1. "Sophie" and the "theater" -- 2. Performance as power : The history of Lady von Sternheim -- 3. The performance of a lifetime : Karoline Schulze-Kummerfeld -- 4. Antitheatricality and the public woman : Marianne Ehrmann's Amalie : a true story in letters -- 5. The eye of the beholder : Elise Burger's "Aglaja" and F. H. Unger's Melanie, the foundling -- 6. Play's the thing : Sophie Mereau's "Marie" and "Flight to the city"
Subject(s):
ISBN:
1403973296 ( alk. paper)
LCCN:
2005056606
OCLC:
62302588
RCP:
C - S