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Q: Female Freedom in Comedies
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0783  Sunday, 30 August 1998.

From:           Sim Shattuck <
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Date:           Tuesday, 25 Aug 1998 13:44:40 -0600
Subject:        Theory Re: Female Freedom in Comedies

I need to know whose idea it is, as expressed in the Norton Shakespeare,
that cross-dressed female characters get the freedom to move about
because a third party (not the man or woman in question, but an Other,
like Shylock) makes male/female opposition unimportant until the Other
is defeated, ie, Shylock, Malvolio, etc.  Any and all help on this
subject appreciated.

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