Performing Woman: Female Theatricality in All's Well, That Ends Well
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Lehnhof considers the character of Helena, the traveling "Doctor She" of Shakespeare's "All's Well, That Ends Well", in light of the ciarlatani, or female performers in early mountebank medicine shows that traveled Europe peddling cures and folk remedies.
William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's plays, All's Well That Ends Well, theatricality, gender, women, female performers, actresses
Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Family, Life Course, and Society | Gender and Sexuality | Literature in English, British Isles | Performance Studies | Theatre History
Lehnhof, Kent. "Performing Woman: Female Theatricality in All's Well, That Ends Well." All's Well, That Ends Well: New Critical Essays. Ed. Gary Waller. Routledge, 2007. 111-24.
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