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Out on Stage: Lesbian and Gay Theater in the Twentieth Century
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Out on Stage: Lesbian and Gay Theater in the Twentieth Century (Paperback)

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This intriguing and authoritative book tracks stage representations of lesbians and gay men from Oscar Wilde to the present day. Alan Sinfield argues that, despite and because of censorship and discretion, twentieth-century theatre has been viewed as gay space. When we attune ourselves to the idioms of the different decades, theatre emerges as an important place for the circulation of images of homosexuality and for the exploration of concepts of gender and sexuality.



Sinfield examines scores of British and American plays and playwrights, including works by Wilde, Maugham, Coward, Hellman, O'Neill, Rattigan, Williams, Le Roi Jones and Orton. He locates plays in the contexts in which they were produced and viewed, whether it be West End and Broadway or more bohemian little club theatres, Off-Broadway, and fringe. He discusses many women writers - from Djuna Barnes and Agatha Christie to Lorraine Hansberry and Caryl Churchill - and analyses the implications of homosexuality in their work. He explains why in the 1950s British and American plays began to differ in their representations of gays, how the 1960s produced an exuberant cultivation of 'kinky' humour and gay political activism in theatres, and what impact AIDS has had on theatrical productions. Sinfield concludes with provocative questions about the direction of new theatre writing, asserting that representations in theatre continue to challenge notions of our sexual potential.



Alan Sinfield is professor of English literature at the University of Sussex. Among his many publications are 'Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain', 'Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading', 'The Wilde Century', and 'Cultural Politics - Queer Reading'.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalFilm, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except MusicFilm, TV & DramaTheatrePlays, playscripts Publisher: Yale University Press Publication Date: 05/07/2012 ISBN-13: 9780300191561  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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