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

Author: John M Clum; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 high culture, many of the most commercially and artistically successful plays about marriage were written by homosexual men. Beginning with Oscar Wilde and focusing on some of the most successful British and American  Read more...
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Clum, John M.
Drama of marriage.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2011024734
(OCoLC)738335636
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Clum; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9781137013101 1137013109 0230338402 9780230338401
OCLC Number: 774695988
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: The Drama of Marriage --
Carpenter and Wilde: Ideal and Real Marriages --
Interlude: Marie Stopes and Modern Marriage --
Somerset Maugham's Inconstant Spouses --
Noel Coward and Terrence Rattigan: Love or Marriage --
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 --
'To the Death': Edward Albee's Chronicles of Marriage --
Epilogue: Gay Marriage.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Responsibility: John M. Clum.

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