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The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre

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This work traces the origins and variations of theatrical cross-dressing through the ages and across cultures. It examines: tribal rituals and shamanic practices in the Balkans and Chinese-Tibet; the gender-bending elements of Greek and early Christian religion; the sodomitic appeal of the boy actor on the traditional stage of China, Japan and England; and the origins of t ...more
Paperback, 540 pages
Published July 11th 2000 by Routledge (first published May 22nd 2000)
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Mar 06, 2012 marked it as to-read
'The regularly quoted injunction from Deuteronomy 22:5...categorically excludes magic gender impersonation as a means of conversing with God. Burning bushes, yes; flaming queens, no.' (18)

Had to return to the library 6 April 2012
Jeff
Nov 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is an academic yet highly accessible cultural history of cross-dressing. Highly recommended.
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I...uh, think it's actually "Laurence" Senelick.
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See Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series Volume 91, pg. 371-372 for an excellent overview.

See also for an interview: http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine/....
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