Why Is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?

and Other Stand-up Theatre Plays
Author: Claire Dowie
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408155265
Category: Drama
Page: 160
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Five stand-up theatre plays from 'the female counterpart to Quentin Crisp' (Evening Standard) Who does Claire Dowie think she is? In Adult Child/Dead Child she invented an imaginary friend to be all the things she wasn't allowed to be... In Why is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt? She hated being a girl but what's the alternative? In Death and Dancing she was determined to be anything she wanted to be... In Drag Act Mother would have been proud. In Leaking From Every Orifice she was a lesbian, had a sexual relationship with a gay man and ended up pregnant... 'She makes you laugh as she kicks you in the teeth' (Guardian)

Upfront Theatre

Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt?; Arsehammers; The Year of the Monkey; Hard Working Families
Author: Claire Dowie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350011150
Category: Drama
Page: 184
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An anthology bringing together a selection of Claire Dowie's plays for young people, which are ideal for performance with a large cast. The anthology includes the following plays and an introduction by the author. Why Is John Lennon Wearing A Skirt? (Stage2 version, large cast) portrays a 14-year-old girl who dresses like a boy and would rather play football than anything else. This version can be performed by a cast of up to 100. Arsehammers (Stage2 version, large cast) is about a boy's relationship with his grandfather, who is suffering from Alzheimer's (or "Arsehammers", as the boy hears it). He believes his grandad to have superpowers on account of his routine disappearances. A brilliant tale of living with, and understanding, mental illness. It has been reimagined for a cast of around 20. The Year of the Monkey (Stage2 version, large cast) shows a mother dreaming of injecting some excitement into her humdrum life. The play has been revised the play for around 25 young people. Hard Working Families (original version, large cast), which hasn't previously been published, is a satirical play with music that exposes the true impact that earning a living has on young people in modern-day society. It is a response to politicians' visions of 'ordinary people', set against the reality of earning a living and the way this impacts on young people's lives. It can be performed by a cast of up to 50.

Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay Writing


Author: Gabriele Griffin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134722095
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
View: 360
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Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay Writing is a lively and accessible biographical guide to lesbian and gay literary culture, from Sappho to modern pulp fiction. Featuring authors of works with lesbian or gay content as well as known lesbian and gay writers, this volume opens the boundaries of this field to include the writers of popular cultural fiction. It places these alongside the canon of poets, dramatists and novelists, to acknowledge the importance of pop culture to gay and lesbian communities. It includes fascinating entries on authors from W.H. Auden to Alice Walker, James Baldwin to Virginia Woolf. Also included are those such as Judith Butler who have theorised lesbian and gay culture and writing, or have contributed to the uncovering and charting of this vibrant literary history. Fully cross referenced, and with suggestions for further reading, this book offers an invaluable guide to a rich and varied literary culture and is indispensable for anyone with an interest in lesbian and gay writing.

The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance


Author: Lizbeth Goodman,Jane de Gay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134707606
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 360
View: 7098
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The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance presents the most influential and widely-known, critical work on gender and performing arts, together with exciting and provocative new writings. It provides systematically arranged articles to guide the reader from topic to topic, and specially linked articles by scholars and teachers to explain key issues and put the extracts in context. This comprehensive volume: * reviews women's contributions to theatre history * includes contributions from many of the top academics in this discipline * examines how theatre has represented women over the centuries * introduces readers to major theoretical approaches and more complex questions about gender, the body and cross-dressing * offers an international perspective, including material from post-apartheid South Africa and post-communist Russia.

Looking Through Gender

Post-1980 British and Irish Drama
Author: Samuele Grassi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443831182
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 225
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This contribution to Theatre Studies explores the shaping and performing of gender identity in British and Irish theatres since the 1980s. It highlights contact zones, conflict areas, and divergencies between the two theatre contexts with reference to historic, socio-political, and cultural clusters. Largely from a queer theory standpoint, this book reads several plays in their attempt to unmask exploiting mechanisms of sexuality and gender regulation. It focuses on alternative notions of sociality, shared spaces, and bodies, and offers political suggestions in order to resist confining notions of identity and gender.

Theatre and The Body


Author: Colette Conroy
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364691
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 80
View: 4099
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What do we mean when we talk about bodies in theatre? And how does theatre affect the way we think about the human body? Bodies are vital elements of theatre production and spectatorship. But the body is not just physical, it is also conceptual. Drawing on many examples from contemporary performance, Theatre& the Body is a provocative starting point for understanding the surprisingly complex relationship between theatre and the body. Concise and clear, this book explores the revealing tensions between the body, bodies, language, representation and movement in the theatre. Foreword by Marina Abramovic

Easy Access For The Boys & All Over Lovely


Author: Claire Dowie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408155133
Category: Drama
Page: 192
View: 897
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Published to tie in with performances by Claire Dowie at the Drill Hall, London Two new plays by Claire Dowie which focus on sex and repression and friendship among gay and lesbian characters.

Blasted ; &, Phaedra's love


Author: Sarah Kane
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780413709400
Category: Drama
Page: 97
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Monologues

Theatre, Performance, Subjectivity
Author: Clare Wallace
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Acting
Page: 330
View: 8772
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Bondagers

& The straw chair
Author: Sue Glover
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 150
View: 5023
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Two plays of haunting lyricism by one of Scotland's most dynamic playwrights. Bondagers, winner of the LWT Plays on Stage Award in 1990, draws out the shadowy figures of women exploited as cheap agricultural labor in the Border country of the last century, as their voices echo across the fields in a powerful chorus. In The Straw Chair, set in the first half of the eighteenth century, seventeen-year-old Isabel and her minister husband arrive on the remote island of Hirta (St. Kilda). Their encounter with the island's inhabitants, and especially the disturbing Rachel of Grange, will change their lives forever. "She has the ability to make words not only sing but define character as well ... Her wonderful ear for Scottish cadence allows us to enter fully into the world she creates."—Time Out

Memory of Water/Five Kinds of Silence


Author: Shelagh Stephenson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
ISBN: 9780413714701
Category: Drama
Page: 144
View: 8280
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In The Memory of Water (winner of the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy), three sisters meet on the eve of their mother's funeral. As the conflicts of the past converge, everyday lies and tensions reveal the particular patterns and strains of family relationships. '"Combines a flair for witty dialogue with a relish for the dynamics of theatre ... a mistress of comic anguish" Guardian Five Kinds of Silence (winner of the 1996 Writers' Guild Award for Best Original Radio Play and the 1997 Sony Award for Best Original Drama) is the story of a family in which control has become the driving force, where everything has its place, and where there are only rules, duties and punishments. "An acute and funny writer, Stephenson carves out a welcome territory that is distinctive, contemporary and theatrical" Independent

The Ivan R. Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights


Author: Trevor R. Griffiths
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 424
View: 1857
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Here is the most useful and comprehensive reference book for contemporary theatre now available.

Sämtliche Stücke


Author: Sarah Kane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499231384
Category:
Page: 252
View: 6395
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Straight studies modified

lesbian interventions in the academy
Author: Gabriele Griffin,Sonya Andermahr
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 244
View: 1191
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Gauges the impact lesbians have made within higher education in the last twenty years or so in disciplines ranging from geography, linguistics, biology, information technology (IT) and the law to health studies, philosophy, cultural, theatre and film studies, and including lesbian studies itself. In chapters by lesbians from Australia, Canada, the UK and the US, this remarkable degree of lesbian presence across the academy is subjected to a rigorous critique by the contributors to this volume who analyze issues such as the notion of specifically lesbian knowledge in various academic disciplines, the impact of lesbian feminism and of queer on the emergence of lesbians within higher education and the problematic of incorporating lesbian studies within the academy. From the downright pessimistic to the seriously celebratory, contributors interrogate the effects lesbians as activists, teachers and researchers have had, and continue to have, on changing disciplines and the academy.

John Lennon

Die Biographie
Author: Philip Norman
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426428741
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1024
View: 7198
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We All Want To Change The World Das biographische Meisterwerk über die größte Legende der Popmusik: John Lennon. Philip Norman liefert ein facettenreiches Porträt des Gründers der Beatles, der mit seinen genialen Songs Musikgeschichte schrieb – eine grandiose Hommage an die Pop-Ikone.

The New Yorker


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
View: 5544
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Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644051615
Category: Social Science
Page: 944
View: 7025
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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

Beatles vs. Stones

Die Rock-Rivalen
Author: John Mcmillian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 3280038308
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 1089
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"Micks schwules Getanze ist ein Witz!"(John Lennon über Mick Jagger) "Liverpool ist ein anderes Wort für Alaska." (Keith Richard über die Geburtsstadt der Beatles) Wer hat die schärfsten Bräute? Wer verkauft die meisten Platten? Wer macht die beste Musik? Wer ist am glaubwürdigsten? Dieses Buch ist ein blendend geschriebenes, anekdotenreiches Porträt der beiden bedeutendsten Rockgruppen des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Theatre Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theater
Page: N.A
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Was wäre geschehen, wenn?

Wendepunkte der Weltgeschichte
Author: Robert Cowley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866472075
Category:
Page: 517
View: 3087
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