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The Resource Acts of gaiety : LGBT performance and the politics of pleasure, Sara Warner

Acts of gaiety : LGBT performance and the politics of pleasure, Sara Warner

Label
Acts of gaiety : LGBT performance and the politics of pleasure
Title
Acts of gaiety
Title remainder
LGBT performance and the politics of pleasure
Statement of responsibility
Sara Warner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Acts of Gaiety explores the mirthful modes of political performance by LGBT artists, activists, and collectives that have inspired and sustained deadly serious struggles for revolutionary change. The book explores antics such as camp, kitsch, drag, guerrilla theater, zap actions, rallies, manifestos, pageants, and parades alongside more familiar forms of "legitimate theater." Against queer theory's long-suffering romance with mourning and melancholia and a national agenda that urges homosexuals to renounce pleasure if they want to be taken seriously by mainstream society, Acts of Gaiety seeks to reanimate notions of "gaiety" as a political value for LGBT activism. 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. Acts of Gaiety explores the mutually informing histories of gayness as politics and as joie de vivre, along with the centrality of liveliness to queer performance and protest."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Sara
Dewey number
792.086/640973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2270.G39
LC item number
W37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Triangulations: lesbian/gay/queer theater/drama/performance
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay theater
  • Homosexuality and theater
  • Gays and the performing arts
Label
Acts of gaiety : LGBT performance and the politics of pleasure, Sara Warner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Scummy" acts: Valerie Solanas's theater of the ludicrous -- Guerrilla acts: marriage protests, 1969 and 2009 -- Expatriate acts: Jill Johnston's joker citizenship -- Terrorist acts: the maladapted hothead Paisan, a lesbian comedy of terrors -- Unnatural acts: the tragic consequences of homoliberalism in the five lesbian brothers' Oedipus at Palm Springs
Control code
793221915
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780472118533
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012025917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)793221915
Label
Acts of gaiety : LGBT performance and the politics of pleasure, Sara Warner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Scummy" acts: Valerie Solanas's theater of the ludicrous -- Guerrilla acts: marriage protests, 1969 and 2009 -- Expatriate acts: Jill Johnston's joker citizenship -- Terrorist acts: the maladapted hothead Paisan, a lesbian comedy of terrors -- Unnatural acts: the tragic consequences of homoliberalism in the five lesbian brothers' Oedipus at Palm Springs
Control code
793221915
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780472118533
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012025917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)793221915

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