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Breanne Curtis EN205- Mr. Mitchell April 21, 2005 Peer Reviewed Article The article I choose is titled Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages, by Michael Shapiro . Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994. Pp. viii + 282. Michael Shapiro is a Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Urbana. His book, Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage, includes topics about cross dressing, sexual identity, and the performance of gender in cultural studies. Shapiro claims that cross-dressing and cross-gender should be placed outside the context of cultural commentary in stating that, "theatrical treatments [of cross-dressing] need more detailed study as works of theatrical art before they can be made to yield insights into attitudes toward sexuality and gender in early modern England." In addition, he stated that cross-gender disguise on the early modern state permitted the audience to perceive, ''discrete layers of sexual [and gendered] identity belonging to actor, heroine, and disguised persona.'' He focuses on five of Shakespeare's plays: The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Cymbeline to argue against Shakespeare's motif of the disguised "female" page claiming that it was a
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