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Early Modern Discussion Group | Sam Jermy
19 November, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sam Jermy (Leeds), ‘Masculinities, Metatheatricality and the Pregnant Page in Thomas Middleton’s More Dissemblers Besides Women’
This paper explores the performance of female-to-male disguise in the early modern theatre and the figure of the pregnant Page in Thomas Middleton’s 1614 comedy More Dissemblers Besides Women. It considers the play’s experimental treatment of crossdressing conventions and the skilled bodies of boy players to think through Middleton’s interest in staging and representing a spectrum of embodied masculinities.
The seminar will be held online on Blackboard Collaborate. Register for the seminar here.