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Men in Women's Clothing: Anti-theatricality and Effeminization, 1579-1642

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In 1597 anti-theatricalist Stephen Gosson made the curious remark that theatre 'effeminized' the mind. Four years later Phillip Stubbes claimed that male actors who wore women's clothing could literally 'adulterate' male gender and fifty years after this in a tract which may have hastened the closing of the theatres, William Prynne described a man whom women's clothing had literally caused to 'degenerate' into a women. How can we account for such fears of effeminization and what did Renaissance playwrights do with such a ...

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Men in Women's Clothing: Anti-theatricality and Effeminization, 1579-1642
1994, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521466271

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Men in Women's Clothing: Anti-theatricality and Effeminization, 1579-1642
1994, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521455077

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