|aGender in play on the Shakespearean stage :|bboy heroines and female pages /|cby Michael Shapiro.
|aAnn Arbor :|bUniversity of Michigan Press,|c1996, c1994.
|aviii, 282 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 235-275) and index.
|aA brief social history of female cross-dressing -- Male cross-dressing in playhouses and plays -- Cross-gender disguise plus cross-gender casting -- Bringing the page onstage: The two gentlemen of Verona -- Doubling of cross-gender disguise: The merchant of Venice -- Layers of disguise: As you like it -- Anxieties of intimacy: Twelfth night -- From center to periphery: Cymbeline.