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Queer Theatre in Canada

Queer Theatre in Canada
Your Price: $30.00 CDN
Edited by: Rosalind Kerr
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Series: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English, Vol.7
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 282
Pub. Date: 2007
ISBN-10: 0887548040
ISBN-13: 9780887548048
About the Book:

From the introduction: "While the material presented in these articles may appear to be too diverse to allow us to come to any conclusion as to where Canadian English queer theatre is today, I hope that I have at least set out a path to follow from those first gay liberation plays to the complex interrogations of the intersections of sexualities and nationalities which seem to inform so much of the work."

Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English sets out to make the best critical and scholarly work in the field readily available. The series publishes the work of scholars and critics who have traced the coming-into-prominence of a vibrant theatrical community in English Canada.

Included in this volume:

Sexuality and Identity in Fortune and Men's Eyes by Neil Carson (1972)
Homo Creation: Towards a Poetics of Gay Male Theatre by Robert Wallace (1994)
"That's Why I Go to the Gym": Sexual Identity and the Body of the Male Performer by Reid Gilbert (1994)
Only in Alberta?: Angels in America and Canada by Susan Bennett (1996)
Queer(y)ing the Canadian Stage: Brad Fraser's Poor Superman by Marcia Blumberg (1996)
Wrestling with a Double Standard by Darrin Hagen (1999)
Only in Alberta?: Angels in America and Canada by Susan Bennett (1996)
Queer(y)ing the Canadian Stage: Brad Fraser's Poor Superman by Marcia Blumberg (1996)
Wrestling with a Double Standard by Darrin Hagen (1999)
Hosanna! Michel Tremblay's Queering of National Identity by Elaine Pigeon (2001)
The Elephant, the Mouse, and the Lesbian National Park Rangers by B.J. Wray (2001)
"Performing Femininity" On Stage and Off: Confronting Effeminaphobia Through Drag Performance by David Bateman (2002)
The Configurations of Gender in Tomson Highway's Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing by Susan Billingham (2003) 
Brothers' Keepers, or, The Performance of Mourning: Queer Rituals of Remembrance by Peter Dickinson (2004)
Strange Sisters and Boy Kings: Post-Queer Tranz-gendered Bodies in Performance by J. Bobby Noble (2005)
Get Your 'Boy' On! Politics of Parody and Embodiment in 'Drag' Performances in Toronto by Frances J. Latchford (2007)
Making a Spectacle: The 'Danger' of Drag Performance in Two Canadian Pride Parades by Judith R. Anderson (2007)
Passionate Performances: Pol Pelletier and Experimental Feminist Theatre Beyond Barriers of Language (1975-1985) by Louise Forsyth (2007)
Staging Lesbian Sex and the City by Rosalind Kerr (2007)
Potluck Feminism - Where's the Meat?: Sonja Mills' Comedy of Resistance by Ann Holloway (2007)
Queer and Now: The Queer Signifier at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre by J. Paul Halferty (2007)
"Writing Gay: Is It Still Possible?" by Sky Gilbert (2007)
Cultivating Queer: The Invisibility of the Canadian Gay Play by David Allan King (2007)
Cheap Queers by Mariko Tamaki (2007)

About the Editor:

Rosalind Kerr is Associate Professor of Dramatic Theory in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta. She combines her studies of the sixteenth-century Italian commedia dell'arte actresses and the impact that they had on shaping the early modern stage, with her work on contemporary Canadian experimental and queer theatre. She also has experience as a dramaturge, actor, and director.