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Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Teatervetenskapliga institutionen. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Center for Gender Studies.
2000 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book is a study of the construction of gender and desire in trouser roles in both spoken theatre and opera.The long-term presence of cross-dressing in Western theatre history and its specific articulations in performanings arts have been an important part of the discourse in Gender Studies since the 1980's. The trouser role, a woman en travesti, literally in male drag, sings and looks like (in theory at least)a man, but sounds like and in fact, is, a woman. This act of cross-dressing makes same-sex desire visible and leads to a number of questions, which many have contemplated upon but few have cared (or dared) to answer.

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Göteborg: Anamma förlag , 2000. , 202 p.
Keyword [en]
cross-dressing, trouser roles, opera, theatre, queer, lesbian, voice, vocality, mezzosoprano
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Humanities Gender Studies Performing Art Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-73785ISBN: 9187894920 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-73785DiVA: diva2:505049
Available from: 2012-02-22 Created: 2012-02-22 Last updated: 2012-05-15Bibliographically approved

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