By Lesley Ferris
Crossing the level brings jointly for the 1st time essays which discover cross-dressing in theatre, cabaret, opera and dance. the amount comprises seminal items that have turn into ordinary texts within the box, in addition to new paintings specifically commissioned from best writers on performance.Crossing the level is an necessary sourcebook on theatrical cross-dressing. will probably be crucial analyzing for all these attracted to functionality and the illustration of gender.
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That year also saw the publication of the two polemical tracts, Hic Mulier and Haec-Vir, which respectively attack and defend cross-dressing and which suggest that it had become a practice taken up with special enthusiasm by the fashionmongering wives of the City who are accused of transgressing both class and gender boundaries (Hic Mulier 1620: esp. B4v–C). By wearing ever more ornate clothing, they encroached on the privileges of aristocratic women; by wearing men’s clothing, they encroached on the privileges of the advantaged sex.
4 It is clear that cross-dressing in the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods caused controversy. At the far end of the era I am going to examine—that is, around 1620—James I ordered the preachers of London to inveigh from the pulpit against the practice of women dressing mannishly in the streets of London. That year also saw the publication of the two polemical tracts, Hic Mulier and Haec-Vir, which respectively attack and defend cross-dressing and which suggest that it had become a practice taken up with special enthusiasm by the fashionmongering wives of the City who are accused of transgressing both class and gender boundaries (Hic Mulier 1620: esp.
He wants to exploit woman’s power of reproduction without having to deal with her demands, desires, and noise. Cleverly, Dauphine uses male cross-dressing to defeat his uncle—presenting a man dressed as a woman to be Morose’s wife. The disguised man pretends almost to lack voice, and is presented as one who will spend Morose’s wealth not to fulfill her own desires, as the Collegians do, but to display his tastes and his position. 66–82). We should notice that Dauphine uses the cross-dressed figure of Epicoene to present a masculine construction of female perfection, and then, after the marriage, uses the same figure to embody a demonized version of female misrule, as Epicoene joins the Collegians and outdoes them in filling Morose’s house with noise, food, and luxuries.