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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If torture was discursively constructed in nationalized terms , then artistic depictions of torture materialize — provide a body for — these constructions : and the nationalized body becomes racialized .
( 3.1 ) - Cleontes and Xerxes read , interpret , and construct Tamira's body in a fascinating way . The rack provides Cleontes and Xerxes with an uninterrupted view of Tamira's white body ( “ snowy bosom ” ) , and unlike the audience ...
In other words , it is not enough to receive Aaron's confession ; we must see his tortured body as well . It is important to remember that although there were ( and still are ) many variations of the rack , the basic principle was ...
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