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The Resource Theatre under Louis XIV : cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera, Julia Prest

Theatre under Louis XIV : cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera, Julia Prest

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Theatre under Louis XIV : cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera
Title
Theatre under Louis XIV
Title remainder
cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera
Statement of responsibility
Julia Prest
Title variation
  • Theatre under Louis 14
  • Theatre under Louis the fourteenth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of cross-casting and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts during the heyday of French theatre. Although professional acting troupes under Louis XIV were mixed, cross-casting remained an important feature of French court ballet (in which the King himself performed a number of women's roles) and an occasional feature of spoken comedy and tragic opera. Cross-casting also persisted out of necessity in the school drama of the period. This book fills an important gap in the history of French theatre and provides new insight into wider theoretical questions of gender and theatricality. The inclusion of chapters on ballet and opera (as well as spoken drama) opens up the richness of French theatre under Louis XIV in a way that has not been achieved before."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prest, Julia
Dewey number
791.0944/09032
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2632
LC item number
.P74 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts
  • Female impersonators
  • Female impersonators
  • Male impersonators
  • Male impersonators
  • French drama
  • French drama
Label
Theatre under Louis XIV : cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera, Julia Prest
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unattractive women: cross-casting in comedy -- Boys will be girls: cross-casting in school drama -- Female roles in court ballet I: Men playing women -- Females roles in court ballet II: women playing women -- Cross-casting and gender ambiguity in opera
Control code
62766141
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781403975188
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005057634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781403975188
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Theatre under Louis XIV : cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera, Julia Prest
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unattractive women: cross-casting in comedy -- Boys will be girls: cross-casting in school drama -- Female roles in court ballet I: Men playing women -- Females roles in court ballet II: women playing women -- Cross-casting and gender ambiguity in opera
Control code
62766141
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781403975188
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005057634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781403975188
Other physical details
illustrations

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