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The Resource Just one of the boys : female-to-male cross-dressing on the American variety stage, Gillian M. Rodger

Just one of the boys : female-to-male cross-dressing on the American variety stage, Gillian M. Rodger

Label
Just one of the boys : female-to-male cross-dressing on the American variety stage
Title
Just one of the boys
Title remainder
female-to-male cross-dressing on the American variety stage
Statement of responsibility
Gillian M. Rodger
Title variation
Female-to-male cross-dressing on the American variety stage
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Female-to-male crossdressing became all the rage in the variety shows of nineteenth century America, and began as the domain of mature actresses who desired to extend their careers. These women engaged in the kinds of raucous comedy acts usually reserved for men. Over time, as younger women entered the specialty, the comedy became less pointed, and came to center on the celebration of male leisure and fashion. Gillian M. Rodger uses the development of male impersonation from 1820 to 1920 to illuminate the history of the variety show. Exploding notions of high- and lowbrow entertainment, Rodger looks at how both performers and forms consistently expanded upward toward respectable "and richer" audiences. At the same time, she illuminates a lost theatrical world where women made fun of middle class restrictions even as they bumped up against rules imposed in part by audiences. Onstage, the actresses' changing performance styles reflected gender construction in the working class and shifts in class affiliation by parts of the audiences. Rodger observes how restrictive standards of femininity increasingly bound male impersonators as new gender constructions allowed women greater access to public space while tolerating less independent behavior from them
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DLC
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Rodger, Gillian M
Dewey number
792.70973/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1711.4
LC item number
.R64 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Male impersonators
  • Revues
Label
Just one of the boys : female-to-male cross-dressing on the American variety stage, Gillian M. Rodger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Male impersonation in the new century
  • Female Hamlets and Romeos: cross-dressing actresses in Nineteenth-Century theater
  • The first generation of performers, 1868-1880: Annie Hindle and Ella Wesner
  • Increasing competition during the 1870s: Augusta Lamareaux and Blanche Selwyn
  • The second generation of performers: Maggie Weston and Minnie Hall
  • Ella Wesner and English male impersonation
  • Changing performance contexts and management styles in the 1880s
  • Male impersonation in the 1880s and 1890s: Annie Hindle and Ella Wesner
  • English male impersonation in America: changing aesthetics, changing performance style
Control code
ocn983824435
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
242 pages, 14 pages of plates
Isbn
9780252041518
Lccn
2017026731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983824435
Label
Just one of the boys : female-to-male cross-dressing on the American variety stage, Gillian M. Rodger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Male impersonation in the new century
  • Female Hamlets and Romeos: cross-dressing actresses in Nineteenth-Century theater
  • The first generation of performers, 1868-1880: Annie Hindle and Ella Wesner
  • Increasing competition during the 1870s: Augusta Lamareaux and Blanche Selwyn
  • The second generation of performers: Maggie Weston and Minnie Hall
  • Ella Wesner and English male impersonation
  • Changing performance contexts and management styles in the 1880s
  • Male impersonation in the 1880s and 1890s: Annie Hindle and Ella Wesner
  • English male impersonation in America: changing aesthetics, changing performance style
Control code
ocn983824435
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
242 pages, 14 pages of plates
Isbn
9780252041518
Lccn
2017026731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983824435

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