|Title||‘[N]or bear I in this breast / So much cold spirit to be called a woman’: The Queerness of Female Revenge in The Maid’s Tragedy|
In Beaumont and Fletcher’s The Maid’s Tragedy, we find Evadne, a female revenger who violently acts, avenging herself and the men around her. In this article, I offer a consideration of Evadne which argues that the representational strategies of the play trouble our understanding of her gender, showing it as constructed via a nexus of sometimes contradictory fixations, fixations which are articulated through a rhetoric of bodies. Throughout this consideration, I connect this nexus to her proximity to, and enacting of, revenge.
|Keywords||The Maid's Tragedy; Revenge; Early Modern Revenge Tragedy; Queer|
|Journal citation||21 (1), pp. 107-126|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.12745/et.21.1.3257|
|Published||22 Jan 2018|