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2012 | 11 | 1 | 51-67
Article title

“In the Head of the Worthiest Women”: Amazon Queens and Performing Heroines in Jacobean Court Masques

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Queen Anne of Denmark’s role - as actress and patroness - in emancipating womanliness onstage by direct performance is strictly connected to the emerging trend of fashioning masques in the early Jacobean court. My paper will focus on the connection/contamination of this dramatic phenomenon with the current imagery of acting warlike heroines, conflicting Anne’s policy for entertainments with masculine and royal anxieties
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Journal
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Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
51-67
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Dates
published
2012-12-01
online
2013-02-08
Contributors
  • University of Cassino Via Guglielmo Marconi, 10, 03043 Cassino Frosinone, Italy, michelergo@alice.it
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Publication order reference
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10320-012-0028-3
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