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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The mistake many critics have made in their thinking about race is assuming that race has a stable meaning in the twentieth and twenty - first centuries : a stable meaning that is different from that of the seventeenth century .
While torture is staged in these plays to help make the meaning of the racialized body certain , the use of torture ends up revealing a deep anxiety about the meaning ( s ) of and connections between color , identity , and race .
“ Mount her pitch , ” a hawking term meaning to rise to a height , is also , of course , a sexually suggestive phrase . What is often overlooked , however , is the fact that it is also a racially suggestive phrase with the term pitch ...
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