Show simple item record Smith, Moira 2013-03-29T20:15:21Z 2013-03-29T20:15:21Z 2013-03-29
dc.description Paper presented at the American Folklore Society annual meeting, Columbus Ohio, October 26 2000. en
dc.description.abstract For the last century, New Zealand university students have celebrated graduation with popular and satirical variety shows. For many years, every show included a male ballet. Once very well-known and loved, the male ballet is now rarely performed. Former members are sometimes embarrassed about their participation in a tradition that is now decried as sexist. I will use scripts, recordings, and oral history to provide a glimpse into the meanings of the male ballet. I will examine whether the decline of the ballet is due to enlightened anti-sexist thinking, or merely embarrassment at a tradition that appears unsophisticated by contemporary standards. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Drag performances en
dc.subject University students en
dc.subject Folk drama en
dc.title Of Rugby, Beer, and Ballet: The Depiction of Manhood in a New Zealand Folk Drama en
dc.type Presentation en

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