Colonial Women

Colonial Women : Race and Culture in Stuart Drama

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Colonial Women is the first comprehensive study to explore the interpenetrating discourses of gender and race in Stuart drama. Analyzing the plays of Shakespeare, Fletcher, Davenant, Dryden, Behn and other playwrights, Heidi Hutner argues that in drama, as in historical accounts, the symbol of the native woman is used to justify and promote the success of the English appropriation, commodification, and exploitation of the New World and its native inhabitants.
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  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 163.1 x 240.3 x 17.3mm | 371.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195141881
  • 9780195141887

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Hutner provides suggestive readings of various Tempest adaptations and adds new insights into that increasingly significant text The Widow Ranter.... Hutner's sometimes passionate, often informed readings point the way toward the necessary rereading of seventeenth- (and eighteenth-) century plays in order to decode the contemporary reading of colonial America. * Early American Literature *
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