The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre (Gender in by Laurence Senelick

By Laurence Senelick

The solutions to those questions - and masses, even more - are to be present in The altering Room , which lines the origins and diversifications of theatrical cross-dressing in the course of the a long time and throughout cultures. It examines:
* tribal rituals and shamanic practices within the Balkans and Chinese-Tibet
* the gender-bending components of Greek and early Christian religion
* the gay charm of the boy actor at the conventional level of China, Japan and England
* the origins of the dame comic, the important boy, the glamour drag artiste and the male impersonator
* artists equivalent to David Bowie, Boy George, Charles Ludlam, Dame Edna Everage, Lily Savage, sweet Darling, Julian Clary and the recent York Dolls.
Lavishly illustrated with strange and infrequent photos, this is often the 1st ever cross-cultural examine of theatrical transvestism. it's a needs to for an individual attracted to cross-dressing, theatre, and gender.

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