Title

The Commentary on Gender Roles in the Servants’ Sub-plot of The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret

Date

6-1-2017 10:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:15 AM

Location

WUC Santiam Room

Department

Theatre

Session Chair

Michael Phillips

Session Title

Theatre History Paper presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Michael Phillips

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This paper studies one of the sub-plots of Susanna Centlivre's The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret and how that sub-plot applies to the gender roles at the time in the society, especially when including interactions between men and women. The servants in this text interact in ways that highlight these interactions between men and women and the goals of these interactions that are put in place by society. The most prominent structure put in place, evident in this text, is the idea that one gender is typically viewed as property that can be gained through these interactions. I examine how this text upholds the fact that this gender would typically be women and also how The Wonder may reverse or change that fact to make a greater statement, and what that statement may be.

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The Commentary on Gender Roles in the Servants’ Sub-plot of The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret

WUC Santiam Room

This paper studies one of the sub-plots of Susanna Centlivre's The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret and how that sub-plot applies to the gender roles at the time in the society, especially when including interactions between men and women. The servants in this text interact in ways that highlight these interactions between men and women and the goals of these interactions that are put in place by society. The most prominent structure put in place, evident in this text, is the idea that one gender is typically viewed as property that can be gained through these interactions. I examine how this text upholds the fact that this gender would typically be women and also how The Wonder may reverse or change that fact to make a greater statement, and what that statement may be.