The structure tended to be the traditional Chinese narrative form of telling a story from beginning to the end, versus the Western late point of attack, five- or seven-act structure, and of course female impersonation
together with the emerging actresses.
There was nothing crude about his female impersonations
Even the titles of contemporary books, such as: Drag: A History of Female Impersonation
in the Performing Arts, create and reinforce this artificial equivalency between the term 'Drag' and the 'Drag Queen'.
26) However, the most thoroughly documented presence of female impersonation
within McIntyre and Heaths work was performed by James McIntyre himself.
It's well known that in Shakespeare's day all the women's roles were played by male actors, and you might have thought that this particular form of female impersonation
was a long-lost craft.
Smith's account of female impersonation
finds in female singing of three popular ballads what he calls a "green state of mind in which violent passions overwhelm gender differences" and the "boundary between male and female is liquefied" (301).
The evening's highlight is Divas After Dark, female impersonation
at its best, starting at 8 p.
What is clear from the scant literature is that both cross-dressing prostitution and female impersonation
, like all forms of transgender behavior, are nearly exclusive male-to-female forms of behavior (Altman, 1982; Note 8).
This is not drag, Bailey insists, although the entertainer could be credited with pioneering the field of female impersonation
Pamela Robertson, writing about Mae West, argues that "camp enabled [her fans] to view women's everyday roles as female impersonation
This really does give new meaning to both female impersonation
and dramatic recreation.
Esther Newton's Mother Camp (1972, Prentice-Hall) suggests the possible association of female impersonation
with heterosexuality as well as homosexuality.