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Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700

Constructions of Female Homoeroticism in Early Modern Drama

Authors: Walen, D.

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This book explores representations of love and desire between female characters in nearly seventy plays written between 1580 and 1660. The work argues that playwrights of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England recognized and constructed richly diverse tropes of female homoerotic desire. Writers place female characters in erotic situations with other female characters in playful scenarios of mistaken identity, in anxious moments of amorous intrigue, in predatory situations and in enthusiastic, utopian representations of romantic love. These plays indicate an awareness of female homoeroticism in early modern England and belie statements that literary evidence of homosexuality was concerned primarily with men.

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DENISE WALEN is Associate Professor of Drama at Vassar College, USA.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Constructions of Female Homoeroticism in Early Modern Drama
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Denise A. Walen
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8106-6
DOI
10.1057/9781403981066
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6875-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53086-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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