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Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date January 10, 2009
Pages 174
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415875684
ISBN-10 0415875684
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $54.95
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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.



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1 edition from Routledge (August 2, 2007)
9780415957212 | details & prices | 174 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $150.00
About: Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage provides the first sustained reading of Restoration plays through a performance theory lens.
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Reprint edition from Routledge (January 10, 2009)
9780415875684 | details & prices | 174 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $54.95
About: Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage provides the first sustained reading of Restoration plays through a performance theory lens.

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