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Female Spectacle

The Theatrical Roots of Modern Feminism

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674009905

Publication Date: 09/15/2002


336 pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches

27 halftones as 2 unfolioed inserts


  • Introduction
  • 1. The Bernhardt Effect: Self-Advertising and the Age of Spectacle
  • 2. Mirth and Girth: The Politics of Comedy
  • 3. The Strong Personality: Female Mimics and the Play of the Self
  • 4. The Americanization of Salome: Sexuality, Race, and the Careers of the Vulgar Princess
  • 5. “The Eyes of the Enemy”: Female Activism and the Paradox of Theater
  • 6. “Nationally Advertised Legs”: How Broadway Invented “The Girls”
  • 7. “Like All the Rest of Womankind Only More So”: The Chorus Girl Problem and American Culture
  • Conclusion: The Legacy of Female Spectacle
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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