Plague of the gorgeous & other tales

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Plague of the Gorgeous & Other Tales is a collection of five short plays set in the context of HIV and AIDS by six of Vancouver's foremost gay writers. Each play represents a unique approach to theatre and to the subject of AIDS. There is the remarkable pageantry of Gordon Armstrong's Plague of the Gorgeous and the startling theatricality gender reversal in Colin Thomas's mother/son monologues Sex is My Religion; Stuart Blackley and Kevin Gregg imagistically compress a life into fourteen tableaux in The ...
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Overview

Plague of the Gorgeous & Other Tales is a collection of five short plays set in the context of HIV and AIDS by six of Vancouver's foremost gay writers. Each play represents a unique approach to theatre and to the subject of AIDS. There is the remarkable pageantry of Gordon Armstrong's Plague of the Gorgeous and the startling theatricality gender reversal in Colin Thomas's mother/son monologues Sex is My Religion; Stuart Blackley and Kevin Gregg imagistically compress a life into fourteen tableaux in The Reverse Transcriptease, while Lisa Lowe's Crowns and Anchors is a carnival barker's mordant stand-up comedy routine; and Peter Eliot Weiss's Remembering Shanghai is a tribute to Noel Coward's wit and elegance. Each play presents the unexpected - the spectacle of life at its most intense, erotic, campy, and romantic.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781896239101
  • Publisher: J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Photographs 13
Plague of the Gorgeous 19
Sex Is My Religion 39
The Reverse Transcriptease 67
Crowns and Anchors 87
Remembering Shanghai 97
About the Authors 125
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