The Resource "Truly an awesome spectacle" : gender performativity, the closet, and the alienation effect in Angels in America, by Allen Joseph Gorney

"Truly an awesome spectacle" : gender performativity, the closet, and the alienation effect in Angels in America, by Allen Joseph Gorney

Label
"Truly an awesome spectacle" : gender performativity, the closet, and the alienation effect in Angels in America
Title
"Truly an awesome spectacle"
Title remainder
gender performativity, the closet, and the alienation effect in Angels in America
Statement of responsibility
by Allen Joseph Gorney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tony Kushner's two-part play Angels in America uses stereotypical depictions of gay men to deconstruct traditional gender dichotomies. In this thesis, I argue that Kushner has created a continuum of gender performativity to deconstruct these traditional gender dichotomies, thereby empowering the effeminate and disempowering the masculine. I closely examine Kushner's use of Brechtian and Aristotelian tenets in the first Broadway production of the play to demonstrate that Kushner sought to induce social awareness of gay male oppression, contingent on the audience's perception of Kushner's deconstruction of the traditional gender dichotomy. I also scrutinize the role of the closet and its implications in the play, primarily analyzed with Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's theoretical framework, suggesting Kushner's partiality to openly gay men who can actively participate in the cessation of gay male
Cataloging source
MUU
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Gorney, Allen Joseph
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2005.
Granting institution
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Kushner, Tony
  • Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky
  • American literature
  • Gender identity in the theater
  • Gender identity in literature
Target audience
specialized
Label
"Truly an awesome spectacle" : gender performativity, the closet, and the alienation effect in Angels in America, by Allen Joseph Gorney
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
882923225
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 83 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)882923225
Label
"Truly an awesome spectacle" : gender performativity, the closet, and the alienation effect in Angels in America, by Allen Joseph Gorney
Publication
Copyright
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
882923225
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 83 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)882923225

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