Shih, Yi-chin

Dr. Shih is an Assistant Professor in the Multicultural and Linguistic Studies of Tamkang University. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature from the National Chengchi University.

How Timberlake Wertenbaker Constructs New Forms of Gender in Her History Plays
2012 0-7734-2626-4
Despite the confines of traditional notions of history and gender, Timberlake Wertenbaker uses her history plays to argue that history and gender should be reread to radically challenge these traditional notions. She uses her history plays to construct a new vision. This book discusses seven Timberlake plays from this new perspective of gender, focusing on how gender impacts history, showing the unstable power relations that exist between the sexes.