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Female Bodies on the American Stage

Enter Fat Actress

  • Authors
  • Jennifer-Scott Mobley
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 1-8
    2. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 9-27
  3. Fat Dramaturgies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 31-48
    3. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 49-62
    4. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 63-81
  4. Fat Subjectivities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 85-95
    3. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 97-111
    4. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 113-121
    5. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 123-137
  5. Reclaiming Fat

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 141-161
    3. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 163-173
    4. Jennifer-Scott Mobley
      Pages 175-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-239

About this book

Introduction

The fat female body is a unique construction in American culture that has been understood in various ways during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Analyzing post-WWII stage and screen performances, Mobley argues that the fat actress's body signals myriad cultural assumptions and suggests new ways of reading the body in performance.

Keywords

culture Nation stage

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