Bending gender and acting theory: Performing essays by Goethe and Cocteau on the theatrical benefits of cross-dressing

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Bending gender and acting theory: Performing essays by Goethe and Cocteau on the theatrical benefits of cross-dressing

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dc.contributor.author Roesner, David en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-12T11:31:31Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:11:43Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-19T15:04:43Z
dc.date.issued 2006-08 en_GB
dc.description.abstract In this article the author investigates Johann Wolfgang Goethe's and Jean Cocteau's strikingly interrelated essays on acts of female impersonation and the implications on theatre theory that both emphatically point out. In a second step the article seeks to explore how both articles translated into performances that resulted from the author's practice as research projects, which used the essays themselves as parts of the performance scripts. In particular the performances tried to respond to Goethe's and Cocteau's focus on the individual virtuoso travesty with a counter concept that employed the use of choir and a composition of theatrical means (text, music, images) to achieve a different kind of "self-conscious illusion" (Goethe) – a transparently fabricated play on illusion and disillusion, gender and androgyny, performance and research. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 26(2), 111-127 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1386/stap.26.2.111/1 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/47298 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Intellect en_GB
dc.relation.url http://0-ejournals.ebsco.com.lib.exeter.ac.uk/direct.asp?ArticleID=4900AF5A0DD62DB3873A en_GB
dc.subject Theatre theory en_GB
dc.subject Gender performance en_GB
dc.subject Female impersonation en_GB
dc.subject Practice as research en_GB
dc.subject Goethe, Johann Wolfgang en_GB
dc.subject Cocteau, Jean en_GB
dc.title Bending gender and acting theory: Performing essays by Goethe and Cocteau on the theatrical benefits of cross-dressing en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-01-12T11:31:31Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:11:43Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-19T15:04:43Z
dc.identifier.issn 14682761 en_GB
dc.description Post-print version of article. © Intellect, 2006. en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Studies in Theatre and Performance en_GB


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