For the Gay Stage

A Guide to 456 Plays, Aristophanes to Peter Gill


In stock

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

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 & Awards

  • “a wide-ranging array of plays…recommended”—Booklist
  • “This catalog of the gay theatrical repertoire is a comprehensive guide to those works that feature one or more homosexual central figures or that make homosexuality the play’s primary theme…. the only available and reasonably up-to-date source for readers interested in following the international repertoire…recommended”—Choice