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The Actor's Book of Gay and Lesbian Plays

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This exciting collection of contemporary plays explores a wide range of concerns facing gay men and lesbians. Presenting 17 one-act and full-length works by a new generation of American playwrights, this groundbreaking book reflects the diversity of voices emerging in today's theater.
Paperback, 560 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Penguin Books
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Jennifer Steil
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It is very rare that I find more than one or two plays that I like or that move me in any given collection, but the plays in this anthology are among the most lyrical, heartbreaking, funny, and intelligent I have ever read. So many are nearly unbearably painful, which isn't surprising given how gay, lesbian, and bisexual people have have been made to suffer over the centuries. Why We Have a Body is one of my favorite plays of all time (and I once had the pleasure of performing it). Other favorit ...more
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