The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0166 Wednesday, 24 January 2001
From: David Schalkwyk <
Date: Wednesday, 24 Jan 2001 12:51:13 +0200
In her essay, "Othello was a white man", in _Alternative Shakespeare's
2_, Dympna Callaghan claims that "on stage, whiteface was probably the
primary way of signifying femininity" (p. 202) in Shakespeare's
theatre. This seems to me to be a very strong claim. Does anyone
perhaps know where or how it could be corroborated?