Starring Women

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Women performers played a vital role in the development of American and transatlantic entertainment, celebrity culture, and gender ideology. Sara E. Lampert examines the lives, careers, and fame of overlooked figures from Europe and the United States whose work in melodrama, ballet, and other stage shows shocked and excited early U.S. audiences. These women lived and performed the tensions and contradictions of nineteenth-century gender roles, sparking debates about women's place in public life. Yet even their unprecedented wealth and prominence failed to break the patriarchal family structures that governed their lives and conditioned their careers. Inevitable contradictions arose. The burgeoning celebrity culture of the time forced women stage stars to don the costumes of domestic femininity even as the unsettled nature of life in the theater defied these ideals.A revealing foray into a lost time, Starring Women returns a generation of performers to their central place in the early history of American theater. show more

Book details

EAN

9780252085260

Classifications

Jazz
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Biography=> general
Biography=> arts & entertainment
Social & cultural history
Ethnic studies

Format

Paperback / softback

Number of pages

269 pages

Weight(g)

442g

Dimensions(mm)

228 x 153 x 28

Publication date

2020-10-20

Publisher

University of Illinois Press

Readership

Professional & Vocational

Series

Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History

Series Editor

Imprint

-

Publication City/Country

United States

Language

English

EAN 9780252085260
Classification Jazz
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Biography=> general
Biography=> arts & entertainment
Social & cultural history
Ethnic studies
Format Paperback / softback
Number of pages 269 pages
Weight(g) 442g
Dimensions(mm) 228 x 153 x 28
Publication date 2020-10-20
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Readership Professional & Vocational
Series Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History
Series Editor
Imprint -
Publication City/Country United States
Language: English

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