practice of dressing and acting in a style or manner traditionally associated with the opposite sex for performance purposes

Cross-dressing or transvestitism is the act of wearing clothes traditionally or stereotypically associated with a different gender.[2] From as early as pre-modern history, cross-dressing has been practiced in order to disguise, comfort, entertain, and express oneself.

Thomas Ernest Boulton and Frederick William Park, known by the pseudonyms of Fanny and Stella

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  • Rosalind:
    Were it not better,
    Because that I am more than common tall,
    That I did suit me all points like a man?
    A gallant curtle-axe upon my thigh,
    A boar-spear in my hand; and—in my heart
    Lie there what hidden woman's fear there will—
    We'll have a swashing and a martial outside,
    As many other mannish cowards have
    That do outface it with their semblances.
    What shall I call thee when thou art a man?
    I'll have no worse a name than Jove's own page;
    And therefore look you call me Ganymede.
  • Viola:
    I am all the daughters of my father's house,
    And all the brothers too: and yet I know not.
    • Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene 4

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