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Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Willimas, Homosexuality, and Mid-Twentieth Century Drama Michael Paller

Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Willimas, Homosexuality, and Mid-Twentieth Century Drama

Michael Paller

Published April 16th 2005
ISBN : 9786611364427
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Gentlemen Callers provides a fascinating look at Americas greatest Twentieth-century playwright and perhaps the most-performed, even today. Michael Paller looks at Tennessee Williamss plays from the 1940s through the 1960s against the backdrop ofMoreGentlemen Callers provides a fascinating look at Americas greatest Twentieth-century playwright and perhaps the most-performed, even today. Michael Paller looks at Tennessee Williamss plays from the 1940s through the 1960s against the backdrop of the playwrights life story, providing fresh details. Through this lens Paller examines the evolution of Mid-Twentieth-century Americas acknowledgment and acceptance of homosexuality. From the early Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and one-act Auto-da-Fe, through The Two-Character Play and Something Cloudy, Something Clear, Pallers book investigates how Williamss earliest critics marginalized or ignored his gay characters and why, beginning in the 1970s, many gay liberationists reviled them. Lively, blunt, and provocative, this book will appeal to anyone who loves Williams, Broadway, and the theater.