Fifty Key Figures in Queer Us Theatre (Routledge Key Guides) (Hardcover)

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Fifty Key Figures in Queer Us Theatre (Routledge Key Guides) By Jimmy A. Noriega (Editor), Jordan Schildcrout (Editor) Cover Image
By Jimmy A. Noriega (Editor), Jordan Schildcrout (Editor)
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Description


Whether creating Broadway musicals, experimental dramas, or outrageous comedies, the performers, directors, playwrights, designers, and producers profiled in this collection have contributed to the representation of LGBTQ lives and culture in a variety of theatrical venues, both within the queer community and across the US theatrical landscape.

Moving from the era of the Stonewall Riots to today, notable scholars in the field bring a wide variety of queer theatre artists into conversation with each other, exploring connections and differences in race, gender, physical ability, national origin, class, generation, aesthetic modes, and political goals, creating a diverse and inclusive study of 50 years of queer theatre.

For readers seeking an introduction to or a deeper understanding of LGBTQ theatre, this volume offers thought-provoking analyses of theatre-makers both celebrated and lesser-known, mainstream and subversive, canonical and new.

About the Author


Jimmy A. Noriega is Professor of Theatre at the College of Wooster and President of the American Society for Theatre Research. He is the co-editor of Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas (2008) and the founder of Teatro Travieso/Troublemaker Theatre.Jordan Schildcrout is Professor of Theatre & Performance at SUNY Purchase and author of In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway's Hit Plays (Routledge, 2020) and Murder Most Queer: The Homicidal Homosexual in the American Theater (2014).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781032067995
ISBN-10: 1032067993
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 1st, 2022
Pages: 250
Language: English
Series: Routledge Key Guides