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Bryony Lavery

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...A champion of gay and lesbian theatre, Bryony Lavery has swum against the mainstream with verve, nerve and success since the beginning of her career in the early seventies. A wizard of humour and theatricality, she has produced a vast array...

The Conquest of the Universe (1967)

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...I wrote this in the winter 67/68.The playhouse of the Ridiculous has been for a year or two now (winter 67/68) the first and only good theatre in New York since the Living Theatre was exiled by the Federal authorities. Assorted egomanias...

John Vaccaro, 1968-1973: the gesture of hatred.

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...In the winter of 67/68, Vaccaro fired Ludlam and most of the old members of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company from the cast of Ludlam’s Conquest of the Universe, launching Ludlam on his career as director. Ridicule by ridiculousness...

Introduction: Queer Shakespeare – desire and sexuality

Goran Stanivukovic

Goran Stanivukovic is Professor of English at Saint Mary’s University. His most recent publication is Knights in Arms: Prose Romance, Masculinity, and Eastern Mediterranean Trade in Early Modern England, 1565-1655 (University of Toronto Press, 2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Shakespeare : Desire and Sexuality

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...The production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Emma Rice at the Globe Theatre in the summer season in 2016 staged this play as a comedy of homoerotic desire. At the time when this book was ready to go...

Family of the f. p. The theatre of the ridiculous, 1965-68.

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...Article of 1968."Jack is the daddy of us all." Charles Ludlam, 1971 "(Vaccaro.) December 26, 1961 is when I got to NYC. I met Jack Smith, and I was acting in his films. He was an incredible influence on my life. Probably...

Jack Smith, 1975–77. The horror of sex.

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...Among the religious ads of the Village Voice of Nov. 15 th 1977: [Image removed for copyright reasons] To later ads, Smith added "adaptation of Ibsen’s Ghosts." In spite of the "Held over!," and tho there exists a handsome poster...

Centola, the Hot Peaches. Dialectic of the ambition to be beautiful.

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...Gay theatre to charm the gay nation (though everyone is welcome) with the phantasy of glamor reflects the nations’s anarchy and sadness in a mirror of gaiety cleansed and polished by Gay Liberation: The Cockettes and the Angels of Light...

Antisocial procreation in Measure for Measure

Queer Shakespeare : Desire and Sexuality

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...Procreation – particularly that which results from sex between ‘man and woman, after this downright way of creation’ – would seem to be one of the least queer topics that one could discuss ( Measure for Measure, 3.2.100–1...

Locating queerness in Cymbeline

Queer Shakespeare : Desire and Sexuality

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017

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...In some ways, Cymbeline might seem like an obvious choice for a queer analysis: its status as relatively obscure and lesser – or even bad – Shakespeare (even in relation to the other romances, now, with the exception of this play...

Introduction

Trish Reid

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Dr Trish Reid is Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University, London, UK. She is the author of Theatre & Scotland, editor of Contemporary Scottish Plays (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015) and has contributed to Decades of Modern British Playwriting the 1990s, edited by Aleks Sierz (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Anthony Neilson

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...It is late July 2008. While darkness falls Anthony Neilson takes to the stage as master of ceremonies in a tent in a field in Suffolk, as part of the Latitude Festival. The performance is titled The Big Lie. ‘This is a presentation...