Sunday, September 13, 2009

Citat om könsroller

"Godwin, in advance of his time in being impatient of gender distinctions, wished the boy to be 'soft and gentle' but Edy 'hard as nails'. She was supposed to 'brace up' her little brother, who was frightened of the dark, hitting him on the head with a wooden spoon as she exhorted him to 'be a woman!'."

(Stanley Wells' recension av Michael Holroyd, A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of two Remarkable Families, New York Review of Books, 11 juni 2009. Barnens mor var Ellen Terry (1847-1928), en av Englands främsta skådespelerskor; sonen Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966) blev en inflytelserik teaterman.)

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