Transvestism and the Onnagata Traditions

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Originally contributions to an international conference on Shakespeare and kabuki on the theme 'Traditions of Cross-dressing and Cross-gender Casting', the ten essays in this volume cover topics including the construction of femininity, the introduction of actresses in England, onnagata (boy actors of female roles) in 17th century vernacular prose texts (kana-zoshi), and the staging of the kabuki version of Hamlet. The book concludes with the closing discussion from the Kobe conference.

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Transvestism and the Onnagata Traditions

Transvestism and the Onnagata Traditions

in Shakespeare and Kabuki

Hardback218pp Illustrated

9781901903317     Product Code: 251413

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Originally contributions to an international conference on Shakespeare and kabuki on the theme 'Traditions of Cross-dressing and Cross-gender Casting', the ten essays in this volume cover topics including the construction of femininity, the introduction of actresses in England, onnagata (boy actors of female roles) in 17th century vernacular prose texts (kana-zoshi), and the staging of the kabuki version of Hamlet. The book concludes with the closing discussion from the Kobe conference.

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