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A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw

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A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw

Obie-award-winning performer and writer Peggy Shaw has been playing her gender-bending performances on Off Broadway, regional, and international stages for three decades. Co-founder of the renowned troupe Split Britches, Shaw has gone on to create memorable solo performances that mix achingly honest introspection with campy humour, reflecting on everything from her Irish-American working-class roots to her ageing butch body.This collection of Shaw's solo performance scripts evokes a 54-year-old grandmother who looks like a 35-year-old man (in her classic Menopausal Gentleman); a mother's ambivalent ministrations to a daughter she treated like a son (in the raw You're Just Like My Father); Shaw's love for her biracial grandson, for whom she models masculinity (in the musically punctuated To My Chagrin); and a mapping of her body's long, bittersweet history (in the lyrical Must: The Inside Story, a collaboration with the UK's Clod Ensemble). The book also includes a selection of Shaw's other classic monologues and an extensive introduction by Jill Dolan, Professor of English and Theater and Dance at Princeton University and the blogger behind The Feminist Spectator website.

In very good condition with clean pages inside.

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Author(s):
Peggy Shaw
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.9x5.9x32
EAN-13:
9780472034147
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780472034147
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press

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A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw

Obie-award-winning performer and writer Peggy Shaw has been playing her gender-bending performances on Off Broadway, regional, and international stages for three decades. Co-founder of the renowned troupe Split Britches, Shaw has gone on to create memorable solo performances that mix achingly honest introspection with campy humour, reflecting on everything from her Irish-American working-class roots to her ageing butch body.This collection of Shaw's solo performance scripts evokes a 54-year-old grandmother who looks like a 35-year-old man (in her classic Menopausal Gentleman); a mother's ambivalent ministrations to a daughter she treated like a son (in the raw You're Just Like My Father); Shaw's love for her biracial grandson, for whom she models masculinity (in the musically punctuated To My Chagrin); and a mapping of her body's long, bittersweet history (in the lyrical Must: The Inside Story, a collaboration with the UK's Clod Ensemble). The book also includes a selection of Shaw's other classic monologues and an extensive introduction by Jill Dolan, Professor of English and Theater and Dance at Princeton University and the blogger behind The Feminist Spectator website.

In very good condition with clean pages inside.

Author(s):
Peggy Shaw
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.9x5.9x32
EAN-13:
9780472034147
Edition:
2011
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780472034147
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press

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