CLOSET DRAMA

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  • CLOSET DRAMA
  • PHYSICAL BEAUTY/ MALE GAZE
    • Cleopatrabeauty + public duty
      • CLEOPATRA PARADOX: incompatible notions of virtue
        • Momentum mori: irony
          • public memory of personal devotion over glory for military/political prowress
            • Davis: STOIC FEMALE HEROISM/ WIFELY FIDELITY
              • Renaissance antifeminist discourse
                • re-written narrative of 'bad' womanhood
                  • Translation/Innovation: women authoritative wielders of pen
          • withdrawal into enclosed space
            • autonomous choice
        • Trifecta virtue
    • TOM: 'Be and Seem'
      • Herod: Capacity for dissimulation
        • Appearance vs reality
        • Fidelity to private self
          • Her downfall:  fidelity to private self runs her off the stage and denies her final word/public narrative
            • Herod: patriarchal  invasion of female cultural and theatrical space
      • At odds
        • Fidelity to private self
          • Her downfall:  fidelity to private self runs her off the stage and denies her final word/public narrative
            • Herod: patriarchal  invasion of female cultural and theatrical space
  • TOM: 'Be and Seem'
    • Herod: Capacity for dissimulation
      • Appearance vs reality
    • At odds
    • SELFHOOD/ ANTITHEATRICALISM

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