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Author: Lois Weaver; Peggy Shaw; Deb Margolin; Split Britches.
Publisher: [New York?] : [Split Britches], [200-?]
Series: Split Britches dvd library, v. 6; Split Britches dvd library, 6.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since 1981, the Split Britches Company (founded by Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, and Deb Margolin) has written and performed in trio, duet, and solo, as well as collaborated and performed with other artists. They describe their work in this way: 'Our work is rooted in popular culture, but positioned against it. It relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than story. It depends on the surprise of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Performances (entertainment events)
Performance art
Theater (discipline)
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Weaver; Peggy Shaw; Deb Margolin; Split Britches.
OCLC Number: 262425644
Notes: Originally produced at The Club at La Mama, New York, 1992.
Credits: Split Britches, producer ; Lois Weaver, director ; Deb Margolin, writer.
Cast: Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw.
Event notes: Performed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Oct. 28, 1994.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Split Britches dvd library, v. 6; Split Britches dvd library, 6.

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Since 1981, the Split Britches Company (founded by Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, and Deb Margolin) has written and performed in trio, duet, and solo, as well as collaborated and performed with other artists. They describe their work in this way: 'Our work is rooted in popular culture, but positioned against it. It relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than story. It depends on the surprise of transformation rather than the logic of psychological narrative. It straddles the line between performance and theater, exploiting theatricality while exposing the pretense. It is about a community of outsiders, queers, eccentrics. It is feminist because it encourages the imaginative potential in everyone and lesbian because it takes the presence of lesbian on stage as a given.' Their vaudevillian satirical gender-bending performances have received numerous awards, including a Jane Chamber award and four Village Voice OBIE awards. This video documents their show Lesbians Who Kill, written by Deb Margolin in collaboration with Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver. Performed by Shaw and Weaver as May and June, a couple who go very wrong, the play looks at what might motivate women and lesbians in particular to become killers and serial ones at that.

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