Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage
Routledge, 2008 - 174
Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage provides the first sustained reading of Restoration plays through a performance theory lens. This approach shows that an analysis of the conjoined performances of torture and race not only reveals the early modern interest in the nature of racial identity, but also how race was initially coded in a paradoxical fashion as both essentially fixed and socially constructed. An examination of scenes of torture provides the most effective way to unearth these seemingly contradictory representations of race because depictions of torture often interrogate the incongruous desire to substitute the visible and manipulable materiality of the body for the more illusive performative nature of identity. In turn, Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage challenges the long-standing assumption that early modern conceptions of race were radically different in their fluidity from post-Enlightenment ones by demonstrating how many of the debates we continue to have about the nature of racial identity were engendered by these seventeenth-century performances.
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Depicting the exotic excesses and demise of a fifthcentury B.C. Persian King , Xerxes is offered as a type of didactic lesson against the pleasures of excess.28 The prologue includes these instructions for viewing the play : Wou'd you ...
Finally Xerxes ' excesses , which had thus far only exhibited themselves in his language ( threats of torture ) and entertainment ( sex parties ) , become enacted on the body of Tamira , who was performed by the famous Restoration ...
Xerxes ' downfall comes about when the citizens of Persia begin to assert their own interpretations , and once again the torture of Tamira lies at the heart of the battle . The banished Persian soldiers return to incite the unrest of ...
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