Lovesick: Modernist Plays of Same-Sex Love, 1894-1925.
Before there was Craig Lucas or Paula Vogel, there were these politically incorrect, nonjudgmental, enormously queer dramas. Theater critic and historian Laurence Senelick has collected six modernist-period plays--hailing from Britain, the United States, Germany, France, and Russia and dealing with everything from pedophilia to gay blackmail--that helped pave the way for and define contemporary homosexual theater. Each script is fortified with reviews, behind-the-scenes details, and notes on the shows' original productions. Besides the history of queer drama, this priceless primer provides an entertaining and enlightening look at the lost vernacular and sordid situations of our queer past.
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|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||May 25, 1999|
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