The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0783 Sunday, 30 August 1998.
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