Author: Anthony Gerard BarthelemyPublish On: 1999-03-01
In his provocative study of Othello, Barthelemy shows how stereotypical attitudes about blacks are initially reversed and how Othello is eventually trapped into acting in accordance with the stereotype.The first work to study the depiction ...
Author: Anthony Gerard Barthelemy
Publisher: LSU Press
Anthony Barthelemy considers the influence of English political, social, and theatrical history on the depiction of black characters on the English stage from 1589 to 1695. He shows that almost without exception blackness was associated with treachery, evil, and ugliness. Barthelemy's central focus is on black characters that appeared in mimetic drama, but he also examines two nonmimetic subgenres: court masques and lord mayors' pageants.The most common black character was the villainous Moor. Known for his unbridled libido and criminal behavior, the Moor was, Barthelemy contends, the progenitor of the stereotypical black in today's world. To account for the historical development of his character, Barthelemy provides an extended etymological study of the word Moor and a discussion of the received tradition that made blackness a signifier of evil and sin. In analyzing the theatrical origins of the Moor, Barthelemy discusses the medieval dramatic tradition in England that portrayed the devil and the damned as black men. Variations of the stereotype, the honest Moor and the Moorish waiting woman, are also examined.In addition to black characters, Barthelemy considers native Americans and white North Africans because they were also called Moors. Analyzing know nonblack, non-Christian men were characterized provides an opportunity to understand how important blackness was in the depiction of Africans.Two works, Peele's The Battle of Alcazar and Southerne's Oroonoko, frame Barthelemy's study, because they constitute important milestones in the dramatic representation of blacks. Peele's Alcazar put on the mimetic stage the first black Moor of any dramatic significance, and Sotherne's Oroonoko was the first play to have an African slave as its hero. Among the other plays considered are Keker's Lust Dominion, Heywood's The Fair Maid of the West, Beaumont and Fletcher's The Knight of Malta, Marston's Wonder of Women, and Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus and Othello. In his provocative study of Othello, Barthelemy shows how stereotypical attitudes about blacks are initially reversed and how Othello is eventually trapped into acting in accordance with the stereotype.The first work to study the depiction of blacks in the drama of this period in a complete cultural context, Black Face, Maligned Race will be informative for anyone interested in the stereotypical representation of blacks in literature.
Suzanne Bost , “ Fluidity without Postmodernism : Michelle Cliff and the “ Tragic
Mulatta ' Tradition ” African American Review ... Anthony Gerard Barthelemy , Black Face , Maligned Race : The Representation of Blacks in English Drama
Author: Maria Windell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Sentimentalism is usually studied through US-British relations after the American Revolution or in connection to national reforms like the abolitionist movement. Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History instead argues that African American, Native American, Latinx, and Anglo American women writers also used sentimentalism to construct narratives that reframed or countered the violence dominating the nineteenth-century Americas, including the Haitian Revolution, Indian Removal, the US-Mexican War, and Cuba's independence wars. By tracking the transformation of sentimentalism as the US reacted to, enacted, and intervened in conflict Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History demonstrates how marginalized writers negotiated hemispheric encounters amidst the gendered, racialized, and cultural violence of the nineteenth-century Americas. It remaps sentiment's familiar transatlantic and national scholarly frameworks through authors such as Leonora Sansay and Mary Peabody Mann, and considers how authors including John Rollin Ridge, John S. and Harriet Jacobs, Mar�a Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Victor S�jour, and Martin R. Delany adapted the mode. Transamerican sentimentalism cannot unseat the violence of the nineteenth-century Americas, but it does produce other potential outcomes-including new paradigms for understanding the coquette, a locally successful informal diplomacy, and motivations for violent slave revolt. Such transformations mark not sentiment's failures or distortions, but its adaptive attempts to survive and thrive.
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Shakespeare to Southerne. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987
. Bauckham, Richard. Tudor Apocalypse: Sixteenth Century Apocalypticism, ...
Author: Jeffrey Knapp
What caused England's literary renaissance? One answer has been such unprecedented developments as the European discovery of America. Yet England in the sixteenth century was far from an expanding nation. Not only did the Tudors lose England's sole remaining possessions on the Continent and, thanks to the Reformation, grow spiritually divided from the Continent as well, but every one of their attempts to colonize the New World actually failed. Jeffrey Knapp accounts for this strange combination of literary expansion and national isolation by showing how the English made a virtue of their increasing insularity. Ranging across a wide array of literary and extraliterary sources, Knapp argues that English poets rejected the worldly acquisitiveness of an empire like Spain's and took pride in England's material limitations as a sign of its spiritual strength. In the imaginary worlds of such fictions as Utopia, The Faerie Queene, and The Tempest, they sought a grander empire, founded on the "otherworldly" virtues of both England and poetry itself. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1992.
Elliot Tokson, The Image of the Black Man in English Drama (Boston: G.K. Hall,
1982), ix (emphasis added). A more recent work that substantially revises Tokson
, Anthony Barthelemy's Black Face/Maligned Race: The Representation of Blacks
Author: Gale Group
Category: Literary Criticism
The plays, theme or focus of this volume includes: RaceOthelloThe Merchant of Venice
Barthelemy , Anthony Gerard , Black Face , Maligned Race : The Representation
of Blacks in English Drama from Shakespeare to Southerne ( Mary Ann
Radzinowicz ) : ( 22 ) 125-126 Baste , Count , as told to Albert Murray , Good
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Author: College Language Association (U.S.)Publish On: 1999
In other respects also , the black Aaron and Othello appear to represent
characters who are not conventional versions of the standard stage black . In Black Face , Maligned Race , Anthony Gerard Barthelemy shows that in Othello ,
Black Face Maligned Race . Baton Rouge : Louisiana State ... Actors , Black and
Tawny , in the Role of Othello and their Critics . ” Theater Research International .
... The Racial Problems in Shakespeare ” 2 . Jewish Quarterly 14 . 1 : 10 .
In this chapter , I investigate the way a particular image of what I see as the
production of blackface , Bess ' s decision to paint ... On the other hand , Anthony
Barthelemy , in Black Face , Maligned Race : The Representation of Blacks in
White Skin, Black Face in American Culture Susan Gubar ... Anthony Gerard
Barthelemy ' s Black Face Maligned Race : The Representation of Blacks in
English Drama from Shakespeare to Southerne , Gail Ching - Liang Low ' s “
White Skins ...
Author: Susan Gubar
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Literary Criticism
The coauthor of The Madwoman in the Attic explores the meaning of "racechanges"--whites posing as blacks, blacks passing as whites, the use of blackface, white writers writing as blacks--for American culture past and present. UP.
Notes 2 As Edward Berry explains , " Critics have tended to ignore or underplay
the issue of Othello ' s race . The topic of race has always been ... Quarterly , 41 (
1990 ) , pp . 433 - 54 ; Anthony Barthelemy , Black Face Maligned Race : The ...
Author: Sharon A. Beehler
Category: Literary Criticism
This yearbook contains essays by international scholars which deal with the relationship of Shakespeare and higher education. Topics include teaching Shakespeare in the multicultural classroom; using performance pedagogy; and teaching Shakespeare to foreign language students.
In this essay , I will put whiteness in the foreground in an attempt to dismantle a
black / white binary . ... Black Face , Maligned Race : The Representation of
Blacks in English Drama from Shakespeare to Southerne ( Baton Rouge and
( Oxford : Clarendon Press , 1989 ) , II , 239 , 24 ; Hunter , Dramatic Identities and
Cultural Tradition , 33 - 39 , Barthelemy , Black Face , Maligned Race , 1 - 17 ;
Winthrop Jordan , White Over Black : American Attitudes toward the Negro , 1550
G. K. Hunter , " Elizabethans and Foreigners , " Shakespeare Survey 17 ( 1964 ) :
37–52 ; Anthony Barthelemy , Black Face , Maligned Race : The Representation
of Blacks in English Drama from Shakespeare to Southerne ( Baton Rouge ...
Author: Joyce Green MacDonald
This book is a collection of essays addressing the subjects of race and racial difference in English Renaissance culture. Working from historicist, materialist, and feminist perspectives, reading texts as well as cultural practices, the authors present a detailed and sophisticated understanding of early modern views of what race meant. Beyond the question of how race was useful to English self-fashioning, the essays in this book are also concerned with how the practices of English culture helped endow notions of race with meaning. The authors here have assembled suggestive evidence of how race emerged from economics, technology, dramatic performance and popular culture, as well as how it was presented in more traditional kinds of literary evidence. That evidence is broad; although most of the essays here are centrally concerned with a single Shakespearean play, those plays are textualized within rich webs of racial discourse from the classical as well as the Renaissance world. The essays juxtapose noncanonical drama with these Shakespearean plays and, in one case, devote major attention to a work outside a traditionally conceived canon of Renaissance literature. The effect is to emphasize the breadth and pervasiveness of racial discourse, the rich resourcefulness enabling its production.
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ANTHONY GERARD BARTHELEMY Black Face , Maligned Race is a path -
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... such as Elliot Tokson ' s The Popular Image of the Black Man in English Drama
, 1550 - 1688 ( Boston : G . K . Hall , 1982 ) , or Donald Barthelmy ' s Black Face , Maligned Race : The Representation of Blacks in English Renaissance Drama ...
... The African in English Renaissance Drama ( 1965 ) , which was followed more
recently by A . G . Barthelemy ' s Black Face , Maligned Race : The
Representation of Blacks in English Drama from Shakespeare to Southerne (
1987 ) 54 and ...
Author: Matthew Dimmock
Following the first Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1529, the printing presses brought endless prayer sheets, pamphlets and books concerning the 'infidel' threat of the 'Turke' before the English public in the vernacular for the first time. This volume traces
A key discussion of the implications of this document , and literally the only
serious one , is Kim Hall ' s essay “ Reading What Isn ' t There : Black Studies in
Early Modern England . ” ? Barthelemy , in his book Black Face Maligned Race ...
Author: Imtiaz H. Habib
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Shakespeare and Race is a provocative new study that reveals a connection between the subject of race in Shakespeare and the advent of early English colonialism. Citing generally neglected archival evidence, Imtiaz Habib argues that a small population of captured Indians and Africans brought to England during the 16th century provided the impetus for Elizabethan constructions of race rather than existing European traditions in which blackness was represented metaphorically. He explores Tudor and Stuart dramatic representations of black characters, focusing specifically on how race affected Shakespeare personally and historically over the course of his career. Using postcolonial paradigms combined with neo-Marxist, feminist, and psychoanalytic insights, Habib discusses the possible existence of a black woman that Shakespeare knew and wrote about in his Sonnets and examines the design of his black male characters, including Aaron, Othello, and Caliban. Shakespeare and Race represents a significant contribution that will fascinate scholars of literature as well as those interested in the cultural impact of colonialism.