Details zu 10.14361/9783839452530-001

Leopold Lippert, Ralph J. Poole
The Politics of Gender in Early American Theater
DOI: 10.14361/9783839452530-001
The article offers an introduction to the politics of gender and sexuality in early American theater. It discusses the long-standing critical disavowal of an early American theatrical tradition and argues for a revitalized study of questions related to gender and sexuality in American theater culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The article suggests drawing transhistorical connections between the instability of gender during this period and our contemporary politics of gender and sexuality.