We Will Be Citizens

" The collection covers 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 from various ...

  We Will Be Citizens

A dozen essays by a range of established scholars and performing artists address issues in post–1969 American gay and lesbian theatre and drama, the period after the raid at the Stonewall Inn helped spawn a “gay revolution.” The collection covers 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 from various perspectives. These include the impact of AIDS, contemporary American politics, images of homophobia, gay-themed plays aimed at Theatre for Youth audiences, and other topics.

Liberating Minds

The Stories and Professional Lives of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Librarians and Their Advocates Norman G. Kester ... 740 740 aReference 808.82935 aFurtado , Ken , $ d1948– aGay and lesbian American plays : $ ban annotated bibliography .

Liberating Minds

In this work, over 30 librarians (such as James V. Carmichael, Jr., Sanford Berman, Martha E. Stone, Gerald Perry, Barbara Gomez and Martha Cornog) address gay and lesbian issues facing the profession, and in some cases offer their own stories of understanding their sexuality and its implications on their professional lives. Some of the issues addressed are the need to uphold intellectual freedom, challenging the censorship of gay materials in libraries, AIDS material in the library, the information needs of gay and lesbian patrons, collection development, and confronting homophobia.

Lesbian and Gay Voices

Gay and Lesbian Themes in Latin American Writing . University of Texas Press , 1991 . Foster , Jeannette H. Sex Variant Women in Literature . Naiad Press , 1985 . Furtado , Ken and Nancy Hellner . Gay and Lesbian American Plays : An ...

Lesbian and Gay Voices

Organizes a list of books by and about gays and lesbians into such categories as picture books, fiction, short stories, nonfiction, biography, and books useful for librarians, educators, and parents.

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

254 GATES , WILLIAM F. a New York City development of the same name in American plays on a regular basis , there and similar appearance . were isolated incidents when a gay or lesbian appeared in the plot , always a curiosity , often as ...

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

First published in 1984, Gerald Bordman's Oxford Companion to American Theatre is the standard one-volume source on our national theatre. Critics have hailed its "wealth of authoritative information" (Back Stage), its "fascinating picture of the volatile American stage" (The Guardian), and its "well-chosen, illuminating facts" (Newsday). Now thoroughly revised, this distinguished volume once again provides an up-to-date guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Completely updated by theater professor Thomas Hischak, the volume includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. The book covers not only classic works (such as Death of a Salesman) but also many commercially successful plays (such as Getting Gertie's Garter), plus entries on foreign figures that have influenced our dramatic development (from Shakespeare to Beckett and Pinter). New entries include recent plays such as Angels in America and Six Degrees of Separation, performers such as Eric Bogosian and Bill Irwin, playwrights like David Henry Hwang and Wendy Wasserstein, and relevant developments and issues including AIDS in American theatre, theatrical producing by Disney, and the rise in solo performance. Accessible and authoritative, this valuable A-Z reference is ideal not only for students and scholars of theater, but everyone with a passion for the stage.

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

“We Will Be Citizens”: New Essays on Gay and Lesbian Theatre. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2008. Harbin, Billy, Kim Marra, and Robert A. Schanke, eds. The Gay and Lesbian Theatrical Legacy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost continuous change. It covers the ever-changing history of the American theater with emphasis on major movements, persons, plays, and events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American theater.

The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature

To invoke queer theater and performance is to expand and perhaps confound the rubric of gay and lesbian American literature. For example, any survey of theatrical production in the United States and Canada would quickly reveal that ...

The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature

This Companion examines the connections between LGBTQ populations and American literature from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It surveys primary and secondary writings under the evolving category of gay and lesbian authorship, and incorporates current thinking in US-based LGBTQ studies as well as critical practices within the field of American literary studies. This Companion also addresses the ways in which queerness pervades persons, texts, bodies, and reading, while paying attention to the transnational component of such literatures. In so doing, it details the chief genres, conventional historical backgrounds, and influential interpretive practices that support the analysis of LGBTQ literatures in the United States.

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Far from rendering lesbian plays of secondary importance, such treatment places them within a tradition of lesbian performance art that has had a significant impact on American theater. LOEFFLER contextualizes the treatment of gay male ...

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).

New Theatre Quarterly 45 Volume 12 Part 1

In particular she argues that feminist theatre must be Ken Furtado and Nancy Hellner discussed in terms of form and genre , and that Gay and Lesbian American Plays : there has been too much focus so far on content : an Annotated ...

New Theatre Quarterly 45  Volume 12  Part 1

New Theatre Quarterly provides a forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet. Topics covered in number 45 include: Palimpsestus: Frank Wedekind's Theatre of Self Performance, and 'Leaking Bodies and Fractured Texts': Representing the Female Body at the Omaha Magic Theatre.

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

GAY AND LESBIAN THEATRE IN AMERICA. Decades before homosexual characters were seen in American plays on a regular basis, there were isolated incidents when a gay or lesbian appeared in the plot, always a curiosity, often as a freak.

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre


Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Putting your daughters on the stage: Lesbian theatre from the ipyos to the present. London: Cassell. Furtado, Ken, and Nancy Hellner. 1993. Gay and lesbian American plays: An anotated bibliography. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow. Tait, Peta.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Murder Most Queer

A fascinating look at the shifting meanings of murderous gay characters in American theater over a century

Murder Most Queer

A fascinating look at the shifting meanings of murderous gay characters in American theater over a century

The Gay Lesbian Theatrical Legacy

Ironically , Martin Duberman , a gay icon of activism and academic achievement , had his greatest success as a playwright with In White America , the one play that did not touch on gay issues . His other plays nonetheless remain a ...

The Gay   Lesbian Theatrical Legacy

"The book collects biographies and portraits of influential actors, playwrights, composers, directors, designers, dancers, producers, managers, critics, choreographers, and technicians who made their mark on the American theater. It is the last component in a historical recovery project that includes the essay collections Passing Performances and Staging Desire, but with a significantly broader scope than its predecessors. Its broad coverage provides an extended glimpse into lives and careers that intersected, and into networks of affiliation that made theatrical history, and, by extension, social and cultural history. The biographies in The Gay and Lesbian Theatrical Legacy will engage readers interested in theater, gay and lesbian history, American Studies, and biography."--BOOK JACKET.

Gay Lesbian Literature

GAY & LESBIAN LITERATURE SELECTED ANTHOLOGIES AND CRITICAL STUDIES 487 Drama The First Anthology of Lesbian Plays , edited by Kate ... The Way We Live Now : American Plays and the AIDS Crisis , Theater Communications Group , 1990 .

Gay   Lesbian Literature

Biographical, bibliographical, and critical information on more than four hundred authors who have figured prominently in gay and lesbian literature and culture since 1900.

The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film

Gay and Lesbian American Plays: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1993. Information about produced plays, unpublished as well as published, without it being clear if the mysteries contain gay sleuths.

The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film

This new edition of The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film provides an overview of milestones in the development of gay detectives over the last several decades. Also included in this volume is an annotated list of novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels, comic strips, films, and television series featuring gay amateur sleuths, police detectives, private investigators, and the like.

Gay and Lesbian Studies

... a documentary play “ Coming Out " modeled on Martin Duberman's successful off - Broadway play , “ In White America . ” : 10 Eventually his research led to two huge collections of lesbian and gay historical documents , Gay American ...

Gay and Lesbian Studies

This important new book marks the coming of age of gay and lesbian studies programs at colleges and universities worldwide by documenting the dramatic changes that have occurred in the nature and goals of gay and lesbian studies. Gay and Lesbian Studies chronicles the development of gay and lesbian studies from its earliest development in European universities to the establishment of the Gay and Lesbian Studies Department at City College of San Francisco--the first gay and lesbian studies department at an American college. Authoritative contributors bring a variety of perspectives to the nature of the gay and lesbian studies discipline. Important topics in the book include discussions of the historical and theoretical context of gay and lesbian studies, conceptual issues, practical aspects of teaching and developing programs, and political issues and implications. The broad scope of this informative volume encompasses the field of gay and lesbian studies as well as the debate over whether this is one integrated discipline or two distinct ones. Gay and Lesbian Studies provides essential information for studying the growth of gay and lesbian studies and the issues affecting its development. Some of the highlights of this seminal book include problems in defining the terms homosexual, homosexuality, gay, and lesbian, how sexual identity plays a unique and central role in informing and structuring the reading of texts, first-hand accounts of the issues involved in teaching courses and developing programs in gay and lesbian studies, how the first gay and lesbian studies department began at City College of San Francisco, and the role of community-based historians in reclaiming the lesbian and gay past. At this critical time in the midst of groundbreaking developments, this exciting new book provides an invaluable resource for the current state of the field of gay and lesbian studies.

The A to Z of Homosexuality

The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature: Readings from Western Antiquity to the Present Day. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. Furtado, Ken, and Nancy Hellner. Gay and Lesbian American Plays: An Annotated Bibliography.

The A to Z of Homosexuality

The history of sexuality is central to social history, the history of ideas, the realization or repression of human rights, and other areas of focus. This is also true about those who have had, or do have, what could be called minority sexualities. Same-sex attraction has generally been a minority sexuality; it has been the object of tremendous repression and vociferous complaint but also one of praise by talented poets and philosophers. The A to Z of Homosexuality provides a comprehensive survey of same-sex relations from ancient China and Greece to the contemporary world. It covers the gay rights movement from its origins in 19th century Europe to the nascent global network today. Philosophic treatments, such as natural law and queer theory, along with legal issues and court decisions are included. Global in its coverage of the variety of same-sex relations, their legal treatment, and social norms concerning same-sex attraction, this reference includes a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on specific countries and regions, influential historical figures, laws that criminalized same-sex sexuality, various historical terms that have been used to refer to aspects of same-sex love, and contemporary events and legal decisions.

Amazon All Stars

Women in American Theatre (Revised and expanded edition). New York: Theatre Communications Group. Creekmur, Corey K. and Alexander Doty, eds. 1995. Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture.

Amazon All Stars

AMAZON ALL-STARS: THIRTEEN LESBIAN PLAYS

Youth Education and Sexualities K Z

Two collections that deal explicitly with LGBT themes are The Actor's Book of Gay and Lesbian Plays and Staging Gay Lives. General anthologies may also contain appropriate work. Angels in America, by Tony Kushner, and The Laramie ...

Youth  Education  and Sexualities  K Z

Featuring more than 200 entries, this work is an authoritative source for educators, researchers and students seeking an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. This work examines policy, practice and research concerning youth who are often the victims of bullying and harassment.

The Queerest Art

Essays on Lesbian and Gay Theater Alisa Solomon, Framji Minwalla. Everybody was on their own, ... It is not about a UNICEF card, you know, one gay/lesbian play, one African American play—it's not about that. He's genuinely interested in ...

The Queerest Art

From Shakespeare's gender-bending play Twelfth Night to the the critically-acclaimed Broadway hit Angels in America, from 17th century kabuki theater of Japan—performed by cross-dressing prostitutes—to the NEA-denounced performance art of Holly Hughes, theater has long been—as co-editor Alisa Solomon terms it—the queerest art. The Queerest Art is a pioneering collection of essays by and conversations among a diverse range of leading theater academics and artists. The first anthology to bring scholars and makers of queer theater into direct dialogue, the volume explores such subjects as same-sex desire in Restoration comedy, the racialized impact of colonial Shakespeare, the cuerpo politizado of a performance artist in contemporary Los Angeles, and the nitty-gritty of getting a queer show presented in Peoria. The Queerest Art rereads the history of performance as a celebration and critique of dissident sexualities, exploring the politics of pleasure and the pleasure of politics that drive the theater. Lively and accessible, The Queerest Art will be useful to scholars, students, artists, and theater-goers alike interested in what makes queer theater . . . and what makes theater queer. Contributors: Jill Dolan, Brian Freeman, Randy Gener, George E. Haggerty, Holly Hughes, Ania Loomba, Tim Miller, José Esteban Muñoz, Deb Parks-Satterfield, Lola Pashalinski, Everett Quinton, David Román, David Savran, Laurence Senelick, Don Shewey, Carmelita Tropicana, Valerie Traub, Paula Vogel, Doric Wilson, and Stacy Wolf.