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Download e-book for iPad: Awkward Stages: Plays about Growing Up Gay by John M. Clum,Sean A. Metzger

By John M. Clum,Sean A. Metzger

The performs during this quantity, written through males (some of whom are the main celebrated playwrights) who have been of their overdue twenties and early thirties, confirm children as matters lively in same-sex relationships. Sexual id is necessary to the younger males of their performs, in nice half simply because they need to outline themselves opposed to the bias and sanctions of kin and social associations. often times, the reports dramatized in those performs are examples of the "gay pathos." a few boys, like Benjy in A. Rey Pamatmat's Edith Can Shoot issues and Hit Them, have been critically punished via their mom and dad for expressing their sexuality. Others, like Chris in Daniel Talbott's Slipping, are frightened of somebody, fairly his friends, studying his sexual courting with one other boy. Dennis, in Michael Perlman's From White Plains, hasn't ever recovered from the anti-gay bullying he and his ally continued in highschool. while, lots of the performs during this ebook depict cheerful expressions of gayness. a lot of Edith Can Shoot issues and Hit Them is the tale of 2 teenage boys studying intercourse and love on a distant Midwestern farm regardless of the interventions of folks. On his 12th birthday, Ricardo Bracho's Sissy discovers and celebrates his internal queen. but no longer all kids can consider that pleasure. Eli, in Slipping, connects intercourse and wish with cruelty, first suffered by the hands of the conflicted lover Chris, then projected onto the candy boy with whom he turns into keen on Iowa, and at last inflicted upon himself. The younger males in those performs are all specified characters. confirmation in their sexuality in a time and locations the place homophobia remains to be a truth is just one challenge each one faces. Like many works approximately formative years, those performs depict the blurry no man's land among youth and maturity. All of those performs have got strong productions at theatres throughout the United States and display the energy and diversity of up to date American drama. this can be a huge e-book for all collections not just in LGBT reports and theater reports, but additionally schooling and sociology due to the way it bargains with adolescent homosexuality and homophobia, in addition to bullying. See for extra information.

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