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This Distracted Globe$
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Marcie Frank, Jonathan Goldberg, and Karen Newman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823270286

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.001.0001

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The Nether Lands of Chouboli’s Dastan

The Nether Lands of Chouboli’s Dastan

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(p.212) Chapter 10 The Nether Lands of Chouboli’s Dastan
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This Distracted Globe
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Madhavi Menon

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.003.0011

The dastangoi tradition of storytelling speaks of desire in much the same way as Shakespeare’s drama does. It travels to different places, dresses up men as women, explores non-normative desires, and does not conclude so much as stop. Putting dastangoi and Shakespeare in conversation with one another reveals ways in which we can think of desire as a universal, as something that universally refuses the borders of identity.

Keywords:   dastangoi, desire, queer theory, theatre, universalism

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