Hedgerows and Petticoats: Sartorial Subversion and Anti-enclosure Protest in Seventeenth-century England

Langert, Christina Bosco
June 2009
Early Theatre;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p119
Academic Journal
The article examines the coincidence of history and theatre with particular focus on cross-dressing and skimmingtons, who protested against communal injustice. Several men clad in women's clothing adopted the title Lady Skimmington in protest of enclosures of communal forests. The conflict of ownership was also reflected in theatre plays including "The Late Lancashire Witches," "The Tamer Tamed," and "The Roaring Girl."


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