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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...

Gay Sweatshop

British Theatre Companies 1980–1994 : Joint Stock Theatre Company, Gay Sweatshop, Théâtre de Complicité, Forced Entertainment, Women’s Theatre Group, and Talawa

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Introduction In 1985, during its tenth anniversary, designer Kate Owen noted that the ‘men who started up Gay Sweatshop didn’t believe there would still be a need ten years later’ (GS, n.d, 3/17/4). Owen overstates...

Sarah Daniels

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...Brilliantly and savagely funny, Sarah Daniels’s work has achieved major popular success whenever it has been produced, despite a seemingly endless barrage of vitriolic attacks from theatre critics. ‘I feel ill-at-ease in her universe...

Phyllis Nagy

Rage and Reason : Women Playwrights on Playwriting

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1997

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...A powerhouse of fury and wit, New Yorker Phyllis Nagy was heralded by the Financial Times as ‘the finest playwright to have emerged in the nineties’, when she came to live and work in Britain, following a two-week exchange...

Tony Kushner’s Angels in America

Ken Nielsen

Ken Nielsen is in The Princeton Writing Program at Princeton University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Angels in America paved a new way for American theatre in its combination of heightened theatricality and politics. Tony Kushner has emerged as one of the American theatre's leading playwrights and productions worldwide have meant...

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...

Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment

Peter Billingham

Dr Peter Billingham is Reader in Drama and Performance at the University of Portsmouth. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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At the Sharp End : Uncovering the Work of Five Contemporary Dramatists

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2007

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...Innovative, ground-breaking new experimental performance.Fusion of writer, writer’s text and performance text emerging from long, extended collaboration, improvisation and devising process.See their excellent website...

Tanika Gupta

Peter Billingham

Dr Peter Billingham is Reader in Drama and Performance at the University of Portsmouth. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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At the Sharp End : Uncovering the Work of Five Contemporary Dramatists

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2007

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...Multicultural and youth issues.Women’s and gender issues.Extensive TV and film credits and experience including EastEnders, The Bill and Grange Hill. Her short film for BBC2, Banglatown Banquet, was broadcast in March 2006.Pearson’s Writer...

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...