Albert Nobbs

: An eSpecial from Penguin Books (Enhanced Edition)

Author: George Moore

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101569794

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

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Long out of print, George Moore’s classic novella returns just in time for the major motion picture starring Glenn Close as a woman disguised as a man in nineteenth-century Ireland. This enhanced eBook includes video and stills from the movie, and features a foreword by Glenn Close.Set in a posh hotel in nineteenth-century Dublin, Albert Nobbs is the story of an unassuming waiter hiding a shocking secret. Forced one night to share his bed with an out-of-town laborer, Albert Nobbs’ carefully constructed facade nearly implodes when the stranger discovers his true identity—that he’s actually a woman. Forced by this revelation to look himself in the mirror, Albert sets off in a desperate pursuit of companionship and love, a search he’s unwilling to abandon so long as he’s able to preserve his fragile persona at the same time. A tale of longing and romance, Albert Nobbs is a moving and startlingly frank gender-bending tale about the risks of being true to oneself.

Singular Life of Albert Nobbs

Author: Simone Benmussa

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 0714546275

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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Set in a big Dublin hotel of the mid-nineteenth century, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs is a total theatre creation. In it, we discover that Albert, the perfect waiter - who never drinks, smokes or flirts with the chambermaids - is in fact a woman who once dressed as a man to avoid poverty and is now trapped in the role.Based on a short story by George Moore, which was recently adapted into a major Hollywood film starring Glenn Close, Benmussa's story releases a string of disturbing questions about the nature of women and society, and is one of the most powerful and groundbreaking plays of the 1970s.

Singular Life of Albert Nobbs

Author: Simone Benmussa

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 0714546275

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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Set in a big Dublin hotel of the mid-nineteenth century, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs is a total theatre creation. In it, we discover that Albert, the perfect waiter - who never drinks, smokes or flirts with the chambermaids - is in fact a woman who once dressed as a man to avoid poverty and is now trapped in the role.Based on a short story by George Moore, which was recently adapted into a major Hollywood film starring Glenn Close, Benmussa's story releases a string of disturbing questions about the nature of women and society, and is one of the most powerful and groundbreaking plays of the 1970s.

Trans*Gender im Film

Zur Entstehung von Alltagswissen über Transsex* in der filmisch-narrativen Inszenierung

Author: Annette Raczuhn

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839446155

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

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Wenn sich ein Individuum der binären Geschlechtseinteilung entzieht, wird das Alltagswissen instabil: Durch die Konstituierung eines 'Anderen' gegenüber dem menschlich 'Normalen' werden Individuen aus dem Bereich des Menschlichen ausgeschlossen, sie gelten als kulturell nicht intelligibel (Butler). Annette Raczuhn greift ein Forschungsdesiderat in diesem Bereich auf, indem sie erstmals die Produktion von gesellschaftlich geteiltem Wissen anhand der kulturellen Repräsentation von Transsex* in Filmen untersucht. Mit den Theoremen »Wrong Body Story«, Voyeurismus, Beichtpraxis und dem Passing-out zeigt sie die gesellschaftliche Diskrepanz zwischen wissenschaftlicher Konstruktion und Alltagsverständnis auf.

Performing Feminisms

Feminist Critical Theory and Theatre

Author: Sue-Ellen Case

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801839696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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A valuable, provoking, important addition to any theatre scholar or practitioner's library, especially since feminist theory is a relative newcomer to the world of theatre.

On Monique Wittig

Theoretical, Political, and Literary Essays

Author: Namascar Shaktini

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252029844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Monique Wittig was a leading French feminist, social theorist, prose poet, and novelist whose work was foundational to the development of lesbian and women's studies. This collection of essays on Wittig's work is the first sustained examination of her broad-ranging literary and theoretical works in English. A major feminist theorist on a par with Julia Kristeva, Helene Cixous, and Luce Irigaray, Wittig relocated to teach in the U.S. while maintaining an intellectual presence in Europe before her unexpected death in January 2003. On Monique Wittig includes twelve essays, including three previously unpublished pieces by Wittig herself. Their contents run the gamut of Wittig's corpus, from the political, to the theoretical, to the literary, while representing French, Francophone, and U.S. critics: Diane Griffin Crowder looks at the U.S. feminist movement, Linda Zerilli considers gender and will philosophically, and Teresa de Lauretis examines the development of lesbian theory. Together, these essays situate Wittig's work in terms of the cultural contexts of its production and reception. This is the first book to appear on Wittig following her death, and an indispensable tool for feminist scholars.


Crossing the Stage

Controversies on Cross-dressing

Author: Lesley Ferris

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415062695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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Using critical perspectives drawn from social history, anthropology, psychoanalysis and gender theory, contributors discuss performance traditions within the wider context of sexology and sexuality, and draws out the differences of their approach.


Der Knochensammler - Die Ernte

Thriller

Author: Fiona Cummins

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037442

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Er sammelt aus Leidenschaft. Knochen. Menschliche Knochen. Doch das Herzstück fehlt ihm noch in seiner Sammlung. Die Knochen von Jakey. Einem sechsjährigen Jungen, der am Münchmeyer-Syndrom leidet, einer seltenen Knochenkrankheit, die Jakeys Körper langsam verknöchern lässt ... Den Knochensammler vergisst so schnell niemand mehr: Wie ein Schatten gleitet er durch Londons Straßen und verfolgt einen teuflischen Plan. Fiona Cummins‘ »Der Knochensammler – Die Ernte« ist ein schauderhaft genialer Thriller mit Bestseller-Format – so nervenzerfetzend wie Mo Hayders »Der Vogelmann«, so abgründig und faszinierend wie »Die Chemie des Todes«.


Benmussa directs

Portrait of Dora

Author: Hélène Cixous,Simone Benmussa,George Moore

Publisher: Calder Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 121

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