Friday, February 18, 2011


The play is based on the story of Chevalier d’Éon, an 18th century spy working under King Louis XV.  Chevalier’ d’Éon was the first to use transvestitism as an espionage tactic, and thus his true gender was often questioned by his peers.  Using the Japanese Kabuki technique of onnegata, in which male actors portray female roles, Eonnagata explores gender identity during a less tolerant century and tells the story of Chevalier d’Éon’s experiences while under King Louis.  
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