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Performing women: Gender, self, and representation in late-medieval Metz

Susannah Crowder

Abstract

Performing women takes on a key problem in the history of drama: the “exceptional” staging of the life of Catherine of Siena by a female actor and a female patron in 1468 Metz. These two creators have remained anonymous, despite the perceived rarity of this familiar episode; this study of their lives and performances brings the elusive figure of the female performer to center stage, however. Beginning with the Catherine of Siena play and broadening outward, Performing women integrates new approaches to drama, gender, and patronage with a performance methodology to trace connections among the a ... More

Keywords: Performance, Women, Gender, Drama, Liturgy, Impersonation, Metz, Joan of Arc, Saint Catherine of Siena, Middle Ages

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526106407
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526106407.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susannah Crowder, author
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY