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Taylor & Francis, 1999 - Drama - 187 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
 

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Contents

Boys Life Howard Korder II
11
Closer Patrick Marber
27
The Heidi Chronicles Wendy Wasserstein
40
Raised in Captivity Nicky Silver
58
Simpatico Sam Shepard
71
Two Jim Cartwright
86
Amys View David Hare
101
The Cripple of Inishmaan Martin McDonagh
116
The Memory of Water Shelagh Stephenson
131
A Perfect Ganesh Terrence McNally
144
Talking in Tongues Winsome Pinnock
166
Weldon Rising Phyllis Nagy
173
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Michael Earley and Philippa Keil are the editors of The Classical Monologue, The Modern Monologue and The Contemporary Monologue, all available from Routledge.

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