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Lesbian drama

  • Drama about the lesbian experience.

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

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  • Form

    • Lesbian drama
  • Variants

    • Homosexual drama
    • Sapphic drama
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 2006411803: Lesbian plays : coming of age in Canada, ©2006(anthology of plays; contents: Black Friday / by Alec Butler -- Growing up suites I and II and object/subject of desire / by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan -- Dykes and dolls / by Lisa Lowe -- Karla and Grif / by Vivienne Laxdal -- A fertile imagination / by Susan G. Cole -- Difference of latitude / by Lisa Walter -- Swollen tongues / by Kathleen Oliver -- Life and a lover / by Natalie Meisner -- Random acts / by Diane Flacks -- Smudge / by Alex Bulmer -- Privilege / by Corrina Hodgson)
    • found: 96001835: Amazon all stars : thirteen lesbian plays, with essays and interviews, 1996.
    • found: 88126986: Lesbian plays, 1987-1989.
    • found: 2003014043: Forbidden acts : pioneering gay & lesbian plays of the twentieth century, ©2003.
    • found: Out plays : landmark gay and lesbian plays of the twentieth century, 2008.
    • found: A companion to twentieth-century American drama, 2005:p. 486 (Lesbian and gay drama / Jill Dolan. "Some believe this genre derives its power and definition from identity, infusing its content with preoccupations, styles, and concerns 'true' and 'authentic' to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and/or queer communities. Other theorists and artists believe 'lesbian and gay drama' is already an archaic category, no longer necessary because such work has gradually assimilated into mainstream theatre and performance.") p. 488 (Early overtly lesbian drama adopted experimental forms, sometimes didactic in their style and tone) p. 491 (lesbian plays of the 1980s)
    • found: Lesbian histories and cultures, 2000:p. 766 (scholars of lesbian drama and performance; female homosexuality in plays)
    • found: DeJean, J.E. Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937, 1989:p. 277 (Sapphic plays in the late eighteenth century)
    • found: Norton, R. The myth of the modern homosexual, 1997:p. 276 ([Natalie] Barney organized the performance of Sapphic plays)
  • General Notes

    • Drama about the lesbian experience.
  • Change Notes

    • 2018-01-09: new
    • 2018-04-16: revised
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