TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Langert, Christina Bosco
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Early Theatre;2009, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p119
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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."
ACCESSION #
40733788

 

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