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Overview "Cross-dressing has long been an element of live theatre, despite the conservative foundation of the Western view of gender expression. In this thesis, I will explore the relationship between cross-dressing and the gender binary in live performance. How do these two entities complement and oppose each other, and how has the nature of this relationship evolved? During the Elizabethan era of theatre, cross-dressing was used as a performance device that upheld the traditional gender binary, but...