The World Only Spins Forward

✏Book Title : The World Only Spins Forward
✏Author : Isaac Butler
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2018-02-13
✏Pages : 448
✏ISBN : 9781635571776
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The World Only Spins Forward Book Summary : "Marvelous . . . A vital book about how to make political art that offers lasting solace in times of great trouble, and wisdom to audiences in the years that follow."- Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR A STONEWALL BOOK AWARDS HONOR BOOK The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.

✏Book Title : The World Only Spins Forward
✏Author : Isaac Butler
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
✏Release Date : 2018-02-13
✏Pages : 448
✏ISBN : 1635571766
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The World Only Spins Forward Book Summary : The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.

📒Approaching The Millennium ✍ Deborah R. Geis

✏Book Title : Approaching the Millennium
✏Author : Deborah R. Geis
✏Publisher : University of Michigan Press
✏Release Date : 1997
✏Pages : 306
✏ISBN : 0472066234
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Approaching the Millennium Book Summary : Leading critics, scholars, and theater practictioners consider the most talked-about play of the 1990s

✏Book Title : Understanding Tony Kushner
✏Author : James Fisher
✏Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
✏Release Date : 2008
✏Pages : 197
✏ISBN : 1570037493
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Understanding Tony Kushner Book Summary : Surveys the writings of the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'Angels in America' and co-author of the Oscar-nominated screenplay for the film 'Munich'. This book guides readers through Kushner's influences and creations to map the importance of his work in postmodern literary and cultural landscapes.

✏Book Title : The Films of the Nineties
✏Author : W. Palmer
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2009-03-02
✏Pages : 254
✏ISBN : 9780230619555
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Films of the Nineties Book Summary : By breaking down classic films from the nineteen-nineties such as Forest Gump and Titanic, this book offers a reel-to-reel cultural analysis, chronicling the concept of 'spin' as a major sociopolitical persuasion strategy.

✏Book Title : Rethinking Difference in Gender Sexuality and Popular Music
✏Author : Gavin Lee
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2018-01-29
✏Pages : 198
✏ISBN : 9781317337126
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Rethinking Difference in Gender Sexuality and Popular Music Book Summary : In studies of gender and sexuality in popular music, the concept of difference is often a crucial analytic used to detect social agency; however, the alternative analytic of ambiguity has never been systematically examined. While difference from heterosexual norms is taken to be the multivalent sign of resistance, oppression, and self-invention, it can lead to inflated claims of the degree and power of difference. This book offers critically-oriented case studies that examine the theory and politics of ambiguity. Ambiguity means that there are both positive and negative implications in any gender and sexuality practices, both sameness and difference from heteronormativity, and unfixed possibility in the diverse nature of discourse and practice (rather than just "difference" among fixed multiplicities). Contributors present a diverse array of approaches through music, sound, psyche, body, dance, performance, race, ethnicity, power, discourse, and history. A wide variety of popular music genres are broached, including gay circuit remixes, punk rock, Goth music, cross-dress performance, billboard 100 songs, global pop, and nineteenth-century minstrelsy. The authors examine the ambiguities of performance and reception, and address the vexed question of whether it is possible for genuinely new forms of gender and sexuality to emerge musically. This book makes a distinctive contribution to studies of gender and sexuality in popular music, and will be of interest to fields including Popular Music Studies, Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Cultural Studies, Queer Studies, and Media Studies.

📒The Queer Renaissance ✍ Robert McRuer

✏Book Title : The Queer Renaissance
✏Author : Robert McRuer
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 1997-06-01
✏Pages : 257
✏ISBN : 0814755542
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Queer Renaissance Book Summary : 2013 Honorable Mention, Asian American Studies Association's prize in Literary Studies Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century?Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. In this nuanced study, Julia H. Lee argues that the diversity and ambiguity that characterize these textual moments radically undermine the popular notion that the history of Afro-Asian relations can be reduced to a monolithic, media-friendly narrative, whether of cooperation or antagonism. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Younghill Kang, Interracial Encounters foregrounds how these reciprocal representations emerged from the nation’s pervasive pairing of the figure of the “Negro” and the “Asiatic” in oppositional, overlapping, or analogous relationships within a wide variety of popular, scientific, legal, and cultural discourses. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context.

✏Book Title : Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures
✏Author : George Haggerty
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2013-11-05
✏Pages : 986
✏ISBN : 9781135585136
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures Book Summary : First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

📒Dive Deeper ✍ George Cotkin

✏Book Title : Dive Deeper
✏Author : George Cotkin
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2012-08-01
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9780199986729
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Dive Deeper Book Summary : Herman Melville's epic tale of obsession has all the ingredients of a first rate drama--fascinating characters in solitude and society, battles between good and evil, a thrilling chase to the death--and yet its allusions, digressions, and sheer scope can prove daunting to even the most intrepid reader. George Cotkin's Dive Deeper provides both a guide to the novel and a record of its dazzling cultural train. It supplies easy-to-follow plot points for each of the novel's 135 sections before taking up a salient phrase, image, or idea in each for further exploration. Through these forays, Cotkin traces the astonishing reach of the novel, sighting the White Whale in mainstream and obscure subcultures alike, from impressionist painting circles to political terrorist cells. In a lively and engaging style, Dive Deeper immerses us into the depths of Melville's influence on the literature, film, and art of our modern world. Cotkin's playful wit and critical precision stretch from Camus to Led Zeppelin, from Emerson to Bob Dylan, and bring to life the terrors and wonders of what is arguably America's greatest novel.

✏Book Title : We Will Be Citizens
✏Author : James Fisher
✏Publisher : McFarland
✏Release Date : 2009-10-26
✏Pages : 232
✏ISBN : 9780786452385
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏ We Will Be Citizens Book Summary : A dozen essays by a range of established scholars and performing artists address issues in post–1969 American gay and lesbian theatre and drama, the period after the raid at the Stonewall Inn helped spawn a “gay revolution.” The collection covers playwrights, millennial dramatists, and actors while exploring the history of gay-themed theatre and drama, the breadth of stage roles, and the dramatic representation of homosexual characters from various perspectives. These include the impact of AIDS, contemporary American politics, images of homophobia, gay-themed plays aimed at Theatre for Youth audiences, and other topics.