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Lewis-Foster Burning Ashes. Cummings E. Cummings Seventeenth-Century Poetry. Meer verkopers vanaf 48, Wiki Writing Ebook. Robert Cummings Seventeenth-Century Poetry. Verkoop door Books2Anywhere. Taal Engels. Boek, ebook of luisterboek? Boek Ebook. Taal 5. Engels Wat voor type boek zoek je? Boek Ebook Nieuw of tweedehands. Lennox takes Hastings' DNA but is attacked by men in gas masks and,when Wilkins is taken off the case after bullying Ziegler into a confession, it looks as if Hastings has corrupt police officers in his pocket.

Acting separately Lennox and Molly aim to build a case against Hastings but discover another possible suspect and finally have to challenge a government conspiracy in order to bring the killer to justice. In , in London, a prostitute is found dead in her room in a boarding house with a swastika carved on her tongue. They meet the snoopy journalist and aspiring writer Molly Cooper in the spot and Lennox invites her to be his assistant.

Then they interview the Anglo-German Wilfred Zeigler, who found the body and collect cards of women photos.

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After the autopsy, they discover that the woman had gone to the Metropol night-club and they decide to visit the place with Wilkins. Three men do not have alibi and become suspects.

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When two other women are murdered in the same modus operandi, Wilkins accuses Zeigler with circumstantial evidences only. When the gay actor Ronald Terry is found dead apparently after committing suicide, Lennox and Molly believe the murders are connected. Lennox is not convinced that Zeigler is the serial-killer and proceeds with his investigation. Who might have killed the women and the actor?

Gay men were far more likely to be killed than to kill. In every chapter I outline how homophobic forces of particular eras inform theatrical representations of homicidal homosexuals. Indeed, one of my arguments is that the queer person, recognizing their victimization in a homophobic world, might want to create fictional narratives in which they invert the social order, imagining themselves as aggressors rather than victims. By romanticizing criminal transgression, LGBT artists can exchange the role of victim for the empowering fantasy of the queer killer, combating violent persecution with violent action and replacing shame with a defiant pride.

The footnote in this passage includes statistics on hate crimes against LGBT people. By examining plays with queer killers, MMQ does not negate homophobia. On the contrary, it attempts to show how these plays grow out of—and often confront and subvert—homophobia. Rather, the role of the scholar or critic can be to challenge the common understanding of a play and offer a resistant reading that goes against the dominant interpretation. The resistant reading is not a radical invention on my part, and I follow in the footsteps of many queer theatre and film scholars including D.

Miller and Stacy Wolf who participate in this practice. Miller can find the gay fantasy in Gypsy and Wolf can point out the lesbian dynamic in Wicked without claiming that most audiences read those shows in those ways. Additionally, while performances may address spectators as a group, individual audience members can view the same performance but find different ideas, emotions, and meanings.

Authorial intentions and social conventions may urge the audience member toward a dominant reading, that is, a reading based on the assumption of shared social values and acceptance of dominant ideology as expressed through narrative conventions. My goal is not to reduce these plays but to enlarge them. Of course I could be criticized for creating a resistant reading that strays too far from the text and defies all reason. Is it wrong to think that queer audiences might find significance, value, or pleasure in a play like Deathtrap?


Exactly what is the author arguing here? Many of the plays I discuss in MMQ were critically lauded. I position plays with homicidal homosexuals as challenges to this preference for positive or normative representations. But is the theatrical iteration of this archetype so rare? I do include some commentary on the movie versions of certain plays Rope , Compulsion , Deathtrap , but most of the plays I write about—some widely seen and others not—are wildly, beautifully theatrical, and therefore resist cinematic adaptation.

His review begins by positioning the book within the lineage of compendiums of representations of gay men in film and theatre, written by gay men, including himself.

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Indeed, I cite three of his books in Murder Most Queer. My theoretical and methodological approaches are deeply informed by the work of Jill Dolan, Eve Sedgwick, and Alisa Solomon. I was fortunate enough to study with all of these women, and their influence and citations of their work can be found throughout MMQ. True, my research found a preponderance of gay male characters within the field of queer killers. But that does not mean that only the gay male characters should be recognized, just as not only gay male scholars should be recognized, within the work.

MMQ came from my need to explore a dark and complicated subject, and I value exchanges that bring further illumination. We had a multitude of Alisons and a handful of Hedwigs on Broadway, plenty of gay relationships in critically lauded plays off-Broadway, and countless boundary defying performances at venues off-off-Broadway. Seemingly more so than usual, the plays at mainstream theatres tended toward representations of affluent white male protagonists with rather conventional romantic conflicts.

Is this what marriage equality hath wrought? But queer representations in all their cultural and aesthetic diversity were out there, and I encountered some excellent performances across the spectrum of theatrical production. This trans south Asian performance duo tackles intersecting forces of oppression, from racism encountered in the queer community to the wars caused by the forces of colonialism. Their work also presents a search for identity in a world in which all labels of identification are suspect.

Night Light Bright Light , performed with dancer Reid Bartelme, is filled with memorable sequences, but two in particular stand out for me. One: Ferver performs a condensed one-man version of A Streetcar Named Desire that is both hysterically funny and more truthful than some full productions of that classic play. This performance piece, inspired by the tragic life of Fred Herko , illuminates how artists combat their fears—of madness, of failure, of death—with their best weapons: art and wit.

Ferver has plenty of both. The technique might be cinematic, but the results, guided by director Leigh Silverman , are purely theatrical. Shifting over time and space with incredible speed, the bare stage comes to represent dozens of locations, and Rebecca Henderson and Rachael Holmes represent these women at various stages of their lives. From this fact, David Greenspan —playwright, actor, and blinding genius—creates a theatrical fantasia about a fan tracking down the now-forgotten Hollywood star. He imagines her drama—failing career, addiction, and multiple husbands—through the lens of his own life, combining her biography, his biography, her starring roles, and his gay fantasies.

A certain sadness pervades this play about loss, yet Greenspan renders it with such artistry, aided by clearly one of my favorite directors Leigh Silverman, so the experience is ultimately sweet. And it made me want to watch obscure pre-code movies starring Helen Twelvetrees.

Ciarrocchi and Grey have continued to develop this piece, creating different iterations with different performers, including the fabulous Pamela Sneed. Since Chicago has been running for almost two decades , Matron Mama Morton is the lesbian character seen by the greatest number of people in Broadway history. In contrast, Medium Allison in Fun Home is a college student who has just fallen in love and had sex for the first time.

Instead of harsh brass, we hear sweet strings; instead of innuendo and coercion, we have heartfelt and forthright desire. It deserves its Tony Awards. April 17, Bird in the House LaMaMa Dane Terry , with tattoos on his arms and long scraggly hair touching the collar of his plain white t-shirt, sits at a baby grand piano, accompanied by drums, bass, and two female singers.

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With songs taken from his album Color Movies , he tells a fantastic narrative of queer childhood: the night he met another gay boy at the pool, woke up in the woods, and was accused of burning down the condiment factory that had recently fired his mother. Dane comes from the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, and seems to have traveled into outer space and somehow landed in Brooklyn.

Following him on that journey is a total pleasure. Part stand-up comedian, part performance artist, and part cultural critic, Marga has created a one-woman show in which she fantasizes about meeting all the lesbians from cinema history. While offering a critique of lesbian representation, the show also takes great pleasure in speaking forthrightly about lesbian sexuality and the female body.

Marga is exuberant and fearless. The soundtrack includes snippets from that film, along with the scene from Red River in which Monty Clift exchanges guns with handsome cowboy John Ireland. Drake takes the coded homoerotic subtext of these films and makes it evident with dances that blur the line between sexuality and violence. In Act One, Mr. Perfetti in excellent drag plays Betty, the unhappy young mother with an effeminate son named Edward, played by Ms.

In Act Two, they are 25 years older, and Bloom now plays the mature Betty, while Perfetti plays the adult version of Edward.

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But in a magical moment, Betty from Act One and Betty from Act Two embrace, bringing together not just the old self and the young self, but also mother and son from Act One, and son and mother from Act Two. Indeed, we might finally be catching up to her. Veritas tells the story of a small secret community destroyed by the forces of homophobia, but at each performance the audience saw that community brought back to life in all its youthful energy and fragility. No matter how many times I saw it, I was always deeply moved. Kristine Neilson, one of our funniest actresses, is daffy as ever, but here gets to go a bit darker in her role as a newly empowered mother, helping her transgender teenage son explode the gender binary, while her other son has come home from the war and would like a little more order, thank you very much.

I took a group of 19 college students to see this production, and their enthusiastic response solidified my decision to give this play a permanent place on my queer theatre syllabus.

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The Playwrights Horizons production is also remarkable because it instigated a shift toward trans inclusion in casting calls in the New York theater. December 26, Invisible Thread Second Stage Griffin Matthews plays himself in this autobiographical musical, co-authored with Matt Gould, about a young gay black man searching for connection. The plot is set in motion when Griffin comes out at church and finds himself exiled from the choir.