Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theatrical History and the Sign of the Female

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lesley Ferris
      Pages 31-46
    3. Lesley Ferris
      Pages 47-64
    4. Lesley Ferris
      Pages 65-76
  3. Archetypal Images of Women in Theatre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Lesley Ferris
      Pages 79-95
    3. Lesley Ferris
      Pages 96-110
    4. Lesley Ferris
      Pages 111-131
    5. Lesley Ferris
      Pages 132-145
    6. Lesley Ferris
      Pages 146-166
  4. Epilogue

    1. Lesley Ferris
      Pages 167-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 172-193

About this book


Ferris's book is as colourful and entertaining as it is informative... her revisionist study is a valuable contribution to the young but growing and crucial area of feminist approaches to theatre'. Gail Finney, University of California, Theatre Journal '...a highly readable account of cross-dressing on the stage from Ancient Greek times to the present day. The book is a thoroughly researched academic history but also includes her own analysis and commentary. This is a well written and informative analysis which deserves to attract a great deal of attention'. Keith Taylor, The Journal of National Drama


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