Actresses and Whores: On Stage and in Society

4 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521833417: Actresses and Whores: On Stage and in Society
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The categories of "whore" and "actress" have overlapped over centuries. Actresses are assumed to be sexually available and promiscuous, and prostitutes are assumed to perform for their clients. Employing historical biographies as well as interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book compares actresses and prostitutes from Nell Gwynne to Mae West. Ranging from the seventeenth century to the present, Kirsten Pullen offers many new insights to theater historians and scholars of cultural, social and gender studies.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

For centuries, the categories of 'whore' and 'actress' have overlapped. Actresses are assumed to be sexually available and promiscuous, and prostitutes are assumed to perform for their clients. Using biographies of historical actresses and p rostitutes and interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book explores the various connections between actresses and prostitutes from Nell Gwynne to Mae West. In this highly original study, ranging from the seventeenth century to the present, Kirsten Pullen offers many new insights to theatre historians and scholars of cultural, social and gender studies.

About the Author:

Kirsten Pullen is Assistant Professor of Performance and New Media Studies at the University of Calgary.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521541022: Actresses and Whores: On Stage and in Society

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521541026 ISBN 13:  9780521541022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2005
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kirsten Pullen
Published by Cambridge University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0521833418

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 71.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Pullen, Kirsten
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England (2005)
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Dartmouth Books
(West Molesey, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. This First Edition well-reviewed hardback was published by CUP in 2005. The book is bound in pictorial boards with a striking image on the front cover; hence no dust-jacket. The book has 215 numbered pages and while there are a very few illustrations, these are not photographic plates. This is after all an academic book. The size of the book in inches is 9.3 x 6.2 and it weighs 0.45 kg. As with all our sales of books within the UK, we only ever charge a flat standard delivery cost of £3.35. Seller Inventory # 003600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 70.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 18.42
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Kirsten Pullen
Published by Cambridge University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0521833418

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 97.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Pullen, Kirsten
Published by Cambridge University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2005. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780521833417

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 91.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Pullen, Kirsten
Published by Cambridge University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2005. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780521833417

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 100.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

KIRSTEN PULLEN
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780521833417 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0478748

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 97.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Kirsten Pullen
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr (2005)
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge Univ Pr, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 215 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0521833418

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 98.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Kirsten Pullen
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The image of the actress as prostitute has haunted the theatrical profession since women first went on the stage. This book explores the history of this connection both in the cultural imagination and in real life. It shows, through case studies of women working in Britain and the United States between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, that some women have drawn on the dual tradition of whore as radical and victim to carve out a space for female sexual agency. Female performers from Elizabeth Boutell and Charlotte Charke to Mae West redefined gender identity and appropriate female sexuality. Pullen integrates substantial archival research and interviews with working prostitutes with a consideration of feminist and cultural perspectives on the myth and reality of the actress/whore. This highly original study offers many insights to theatre historians and scholars of cultural, social and gender studies. Seller Inventory # APC9780521833417

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 114.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Kirsten Pullen
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The image of the actress as prostitute has haunted the theatrical profession since women first went on the stage. This book explores the history of this connection both in the cultural imagination and in real life. It shows, through case studies of women working in Britain and the United States between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, that some women have drawn on the dual tradition of whore as radical and victim to carve out a space for female sexual agency. Female performers from Elizabeth Boutell and Charlotte Charke to Mae West redefined gender identity and appropriate female sexuality. Pullen integrates substantial archival research and interviews with working prostitutes with a consideration of feminist and cultural perspectives on the myth and reality of the actress/whore. This highly original study offers many insights to theatre historians and scholars of cultural, social and gender studies. Seller Inventory # APC9780521833417

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 118.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Kirsten Pullen
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521833418 ISBN 13: 9780521833417
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 228 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 0.9in.The categories of whore and actress have overlapped over centuries. Actresses are assumed to be sexually available and promiscuous, and prostitutes are assumed to perform for their clients. Employing historical biographies as well as interviews with contemporary sex workers, this book compares actresses and prostitutes from Nell Gwynne to Mae West. Ranging from the seventeenth century to the present, Kirsten Pullen offers many new insights to theater historians and scholars of cultural, social and gender studies. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780521833417

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 129.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book