• "Identities in Flux: An Interview with Jess Chanliau." Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 14.2 (2023)

    Author(s):
    Alexa Alice Joubin (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern, GS Drama and Performance, LLC Shakespeare, MS Screen Arts and Culture, The Renaissance Society of America
    Subject(s):
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Transgender people, Feminism, Sex role, Performance art
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Shakespeare, transgender studies
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/fsfw-3574
    Abstract:
    This interview with non-binary actor Jess Chanliau, conducted by Alexa Alice Joubin, explores genderplay onstage. A bilingual actor, Chanliau has played Viola, "an intrinsically trans character" in Twelfth Night and a queer Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. They spoke candidly on their experience of either being toke-nized or being cast frequently as cisgender women. Despite being asked disproportionately to perform the emotional labor of speaking on behalf of trans communities, Chanliau has created meaningful dialogues with industry professionals to address equity issues regarding gender, race, and disability. They reflect on the duality of being marginalized while enjoying certain privilege and offer suggestions on how to hold ourselves accountable and help to dismantle transphobic practices in the entertainment industry. ::: https://borrowers-ojs-azsu.tdl.org/borrowers/article/view/330
    Notes:
    Part of the special issue on contemporary transgender performance of Shakespeare, Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 14.2 (2023), edited by Alexa Alice Joubin, https://borrowers-ojs-azsu.tdl.org/borrowers
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    Published as:
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    11 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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