Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage
Routledge, 2008 - 174 頁
Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage provides the first sustained reading of Restoration plays through a performance theory lens. This approach shows that an analysis of the conjoined performances of torture and race not only reveals the early modern interest in the nature of racial identity, but also how race was initially coded in a paradoxical fashion as both essentially fixed and socially constructed. An examination of scenes of torture provides the most effective way to unearth these seemingly contradictory representations of race because depictions of torture often interrogate the incongruous desire to substitute the visible and manipulable materiality of the body for the more illusive performative nature of identity. In turn, Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage challenges the long-standing assumption that early modern conceptions of race were radically different in their fluidity from post-Enlightenment ones by demonstrating how many of the debates we continue to have about the nature of racial identity were engendered by these seventeenth-century performances.
In fact , a great deal of McBride's book , Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch , addresses precisely this tension . In Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage , I want to ponder what it means if thinking about race and racial ...
Dwight McBride , Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch : Essays on Race and Sexuality ( New York : New York University Press , 2005 ) , 163–164 . CHAPTER 2 1. Roxann Wheeler , The Complexion of Race : Categories of Difference in Eighteenth ...
Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch : Essays on Race and Sexual- ity . New York : New York University Press , 2005 . Milhous , Judith . Thomas Betterton and the Management of Lincoln's Inn Fields , 1695-1708 . Carbondale : Southern Illinois ...
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