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Exotica and Ethereality: The Solo Art of Maud Allan

Julie Malnig

in On Stage Alone

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780813040257
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043869 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0006
Exotica and Ethereality: The Solo Art of Maud Allan

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Maud Allan spanned the social dichotomy between purity, chastity, and otherworldliness opposed to sexual provocation of her era, the twilight of the Victorian Era. Her achievement was gained despite a troubled family history, which surfaced publicly. Nevertheless, she was able to lead her audiences to question their assumptions about female sexuality and identity through her Salome performances. She embodied spectators' hidden desires, and they in turn projected them onto her.

Keywords: Maud Allan; Victorian Era; audiences; sexuality; identity; Salome; spectators

Chapter.  7644 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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