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_US
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_US
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dc.subject Drag performances en_US
dc.subject University students en_US
dc.subject Folk drama en_US
dc.title Of Rugby, Beer, and Ballet: The Depiction of Manhood in a New Zealand Folk Drama en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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