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Title "We will be citizens" : new essays on gay and lesbian theatre / edited by James Fisher.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  809.93353 W369 2008    ---  Available
Description viii, 224 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / James Fisher -- From tolerance to liberation: gay drama in the mainstream from Torch song trilogy and The normal heart to Angels in America, Love! valour! compassion! and Take me out / James Fisher -- Mainsteam theatre, mass media, and the 1985 premiere of The normal heart: negotiating forces between emergent and dominant ideologies / Jacob Juntunen -- "Not just any woman": Bradford Louryk, a legacy of Charles Ludlam and the ridiculous theatre for the twenty-first century / Sean F. Edgecomb --- Mamet, homophobia, and Chicago politics / Charles Eliot Mehler -- No tragedy: queer evil in the metaphysical comedies of Nicky Silver / Jordan Schildcrout -- Gay and lesbian theatre for young people or the representation of "troubled youth" / Manon van de Water and Annie Giannini -- Crossing the border: Irish drama and the queer American character / David Cregan -- Lisa Kron: facing and placing lesbian identity on New York stages / Leslie Atkins Durham -- The last gay man: Raised in captivity and Hurrah at last / Robert F. Gross -- The soundplay's the thing: a formal analysis of John (aka Lypsinka) Epperson's queer performance texts / Robert F. Gross -- The soundplay's the thing: a formal analysis of John (aka Lypsinka) Epperson's queer performance texts / Joe E. Jeffreys -- The (fe)male gays: split britches and the redressing of dyke camp / Paul Menard -- "Ladies and gentlemen, people die": the uncomfortable performances of Kiki and Herb / James Wilson.
Summary "A dozen essays--by a range of established scholars and performing artists on issues in post-1969 American gay and lesbian theatre and drama--cover playwrights, millennial dramatists, and actors while exploring the history of gay-themed theatre and drama, the breadth of stage roles, and the dramatic representation of homosexual characters"--Provided by publisher.
Subject American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality in literature.
Gay men in literature.
Lesbians in literature.
Gays' writings, American -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Fisher, James, 1950-
ISBN 9780786434183 (softcover : alk. paper)
078643418X (softcover : alk. paper)

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