Acts of Gaiety LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure

"The book mines the archives of lesbian-feminist activism of the 1960s-70s, highlighting the outrageous gaiety that lay at the center of the social and theatrical performances of the era and uncovering original documents long thought to be lost. Juxtaposing historical figures such as Valerie So...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Warner, Sara
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 2013, 2013
Series:Triangulations : lesbian/gay/queer theater/drama/performance
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Summary:"The book mines the archives of lesbian-feminist activism of the 1960s-70s, highlighting the outrageous gaiety that lay at the center of the social and theatrical performances of the era and uncovering original documents long thought to be lost. Juxtaposing historical figures such as Valerie Solanas and Jill Johnston with more recent performers and activists (including Hothead Paisan, Bitch & Animal, and the Five Lesbian Brothers), Warner shows how reclaiming this largely discarded and disavowed past elucidates possibilities for being and belonging."--Publisher
Physical Description:256 pages
ISBN:0472118536