This is a comprehensive exploration of how lesbian theatre emerged in Britain, from the left-wing fringe theatre of the 1960s to lesbian involvement in the Gay Sweatshop performances of the 1970s. The book examines the work of such companies as Gay Sweatshop, Siren Theatre Company, The Sadista Sisters, Women's Theatre Company, Monstrous Regiment and Cunning Stunts, and considers lesbian-specific theatre venues as "lesbian spaces". It also considers the role of the Arts Council and state subsidies in facilitating, and restricting, the evolution of lesbian theatre. The book provides a detailed examination of representative texts, with a discussion of the notion of the lesbian character, and how it is portrayed. It also contains a detailed historical survey which lists information on productions.
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Book Description Cassell, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library copy with usual markings and stickers. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001301803
Book Description Cassell, 1996. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91159985