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The casting and fate of "older" women in nineteenth-century American plays

Show simple item record Holland, Dorothy J en_US 2009-10-07T01:07:04Z 2009-10-07T01:07:04Z 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.other b43842513 en_US
dc.identifier.other 43890682 en_US
dc.identifier.other Thesis 48628 en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Washington, 1999 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this study I apply feminist theory and age theory to the analyze the representations of older women in nineteenth-century American plays. Reading the play scripts against contemporary sources drawn from medical treatises, advice manuals, literature, lithographs, newspapers, diaries and letters, I suggest that the convergence of sexism and ageism evident in the plays reflects an ongoing attempt to regulate female sexuality and to stabilize gender/power relations in the rapidly changing social world of mid-nineteenth-century America---a time when women's demands for legal, economic, educational, and sexual rights were beginning to gain ground. en_US
dc.format.extent iv, 235 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.subject.other Theses--Drama en_US
dc.title The casting and fate of "older" women in nineteenth-century American plays en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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