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Re: The Paradox of Historicizing
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 925.  Friday, 10 December 1993.
 
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Date:           Friday, 10 Dec 93 11:25:24 EST
Subject: 4.0919  Re: The Paradox of Historicizing Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0919  Re: The Paradox of Historicizing Shakespeare
 
Bill Godshalk,
 
Here's my go at that passage: It sounds like he/she is saying that the
idea that masculinity and femininity identify boundaries between the sexes
is more culturally significant than the actual sex of the bodies.  I'm not
quite sure what this means (without having the rest of the article), but I'm
reminded of the *Hic Mulier* and *Haec Vir* pamphlets of 1620 that argue
against and parody women and men who cross over the gender norms of dress and
behavior.
 
Yes? No? Maybe?
 

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