fake American dialects (Society Listserv?)

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Jun 25 12:58:31 UTC 2008

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>Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:54:29 -0400
>From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>Subject: Re: fake American dialects (Society Listserv?)

>and there's a long tradition of the reverse--male actors (e.g. in Shakespeare's day) playing female characters who are pretending to be men (as in several of the comedies).

And, in _As You Like It_, one further twist: The young woman character (impersonated by a male actor) disguises herself as a young man, then, in that disguise, role-plays a young woman (to rehearse the duke in the art of wooing).


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