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Sex on stage [electronic resource] : gender and sexuality in post-war British theatre / Andrew Wyllie.

By: Wyllie, Andrew.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bristol ; Chicago : Intellect, 2009Description: 1 online resource (160 p.).ISBN: 9781841502922 (electronic bk.); 1841502928 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Feminism and theater -- Great Britain | Women in the theater -- Great Britain | Sex role in the theater -- Great Britain | Theater and society -- Great Britain | Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 21st century | Feminism and theater | Homosexuality in the theater | Sex role in the theater | Theater | Theater and society | Women in the theater | PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & CriticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sex on stage.DDC classification: 792.0941 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Emergence of the female canon -- Masculine anxieties -- Gay and lesbian plays -- Gender and farce: Ayckbourn and Orton.
Summary: In the post-war period, theatre provided an important critique of the way in which British society engaged with issues of the politics of gender and sexuality. Sex on Stage examines how British playwrights brought gender politics including women's sexuality and gay and lesbian issues to the cutting edge of drama after World War II. Through a close reading of playwrights such as John Osborne, Harold Pinter and Terence Rattigan, alongside accounts of their socio-political context and public reception, Andrew Wyllie reveals that this more progressive age was also one in which masculine anxieties.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Emergence of the female canon -- Masculine anxieties -- Gay and lesbian plays -- Gender and farce: Ayckbourn and Orton.

In the post-war period, theatre provided an important critique of the way in which British society engaged with issues of the politics of gender and sexuality. Sex on Stage examines how British playwrights brought gender politics including women's sexuality and gay and lesbian issues to the cutting edge of drama after World War II. Through a close reading of playwrights such as John Osborne, Harold Pinter and Terence Rattigan, alongside accounts of their socio-political context and public reception, Andrew Wyllie reveals that this more progressive age was also one in which masculine anxieties.

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