For the Gay Stage

A Guide to 456 Plays, Aristophanes to Peter Gill

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About the Book

Previous surveys of the gay theatrical repertoire have concentrated on plays produced on Broadway or in London’s West End. This comprehensive guide goes well beyond these earlier studies by introducing productions from Off Broadway, from regional theaters in the U.S. and U.K., and from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Also included are Puerto Rican, Indian and Filipino plays written in English, as well as translations from other languages. Well over half of the works discussed here appear for the first time in such a study.

About the Author(s)

Drewey Wayne Gunn is a professor emeritus of English at Texas A&M University–Kingsville. He is the author, editor or translator of twelve previous books, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists.

Bibliographic Details

Drewey Wayne Gunn
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7019-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2893-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Overview of Entries vii

Preface 1

Introduction 3

The Plays

Pre-Modern, 5th c. bce–18th c. ce 13

Early Modern, 1881–1943 19

Post–World War II, 1945–1969 32

Post-Stonewall, 1970–1981 48

AIDS, 1982–1989 70

Early Nineties, 1990–1994 91

Pre-Millennium, 1995–2000 112

Early Contemporary, 2001–2007 134

Recent Contemporary, 2008–2014 156

Appendix A: Performance Pieces 179

Appendix B: Musical Theater 181

General Bibliography 185

Index of Authors and Titles 187

Book Reviews

“a wide-ranging array of plays…recommended”—Booklist.