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Transgressive Theatricality, Romanticism, and Mary Wollstonecraft

Arts


by
Lisa Plummer Crafton

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 162 pages

File size: 2.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Lisa Plummer Crafton argues that, throughout her works, Mary Wollstonecraft engages with early Romantic notions of the theatrical and contributes to contemporary debates on theater. Within the context of the political discourse of the French Revolution, juridical transcripts of treason and civil divorce trials, and the spectacle of the female actress on stage as typified by Sarah Siddons, Crafton shows how Wollstonecraft’s persistent use of the trope reveals theatricality’s transgressive potential for self-invention.

Lisa Plummer Crafton argues that, throughout her works, Mary Wollstonecraft engages with early Romantic notions of the theatrical and contributes to contemporary debates on theater. Within the context of the political discourse of the French Revolution, juridical transcripts of treason and civil divorce trials, and the spectacle of the female actress on stage as typified by Sarah Siddons, Crafton shows how Wollstonecraft’s persistent use of the trope reveals theatricality’s… (more)

Lisa Plummer Crafton argues that, throughout her works, Mary Wollstonecraft engages with early Romantic notions of the theatrical and contributes to contemporary debates on theater. Within the context of the political discourse of the French Revolution, juridical transcripts of treason and civil divorce trials, and the spectacle of the female actress on stage as typified by Sarah Siddons, Crafton shows how Wollstonecraft’s persistent use of the trope reveals theatricality’s transgressive potential for self-invention.

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