A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw

A Menopausal Gentleman The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw With classic butch finesse that handsome combination of vulnerability and toughness Peggy Shaw pieces together the challenges of growing up butch in the s Shaw is an engaging performer and inspire

  • Title: A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw
  • Author: Peggy Shaw Jill Dolan
  • ISBN: 9780472034147
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • With classic butch finesse that handsome combination of vulnerability and toughness Peggy Shaw pieces together the challenges of growing up butch in the 1950s Shaw is an engaging performer and inspired writer Gay Community NewsObie award winning performer and writer Peggy Shaw has been playing her gender bending performances on Off Broadway, regional, and interna With classic butch finesse that handsome combination of vulnerability and toughness Peggy Shaw pieces together the challenges of growing up butch in the 1950s Shaw is an engaging performer and inspired writer Gay Community NewsObie 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 humor, reflecting on everything from her Irish American working class roots to her aging 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.A volume in the series Triangulations Lesbian Gay Queer Theater Drama PerformanceCover photos by Eva Weiss top and Robin Holland robinholland bottom.

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