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The drama of marriage : gay playwrights--straight unions from Oscar Wilde to the present

Author: John M Clum
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In studying performances of marriage in modern and contemporary British and American drama, Clum highlights the fact that - paradoxically - at a time when theatre was both popular entertainment and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John M Clum
ISBN: 9780230338401 0230338402
OCLC Number: 738335636
Description: 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the drama of marriage --
Edward Carpenter and Oscar Wilde: ideal and real marriage --
Somerset Maugham's inconstant spouses --
Love or marriage: Sir Noel Coward and Sir Terrence Rattigan --
Emlyn Williams: growing into marriage --
Clyde Fitch and George Kelly: spunky American wives and domestic monsters --
1950s marriages sweet and sour: Tennessee Williams and William Inge --
Edward Albee: marriage as vaudeville --
Gay playwrights, gay husbands, gay history.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Responsibility: John M. Clum.

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