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Lorenz Hart by Frederick Nolan
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Frederick Nolan's biography of the legendary lyricist is judicious and thorough. His main focus is on analyzing Hart's lyrics to show his growth as a poet, which makes for an engrossing study. He's circumspect in dealing with Hart's sexuality. He ack ...more
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Kate by William J. Mann
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I love William J. Mann's books, not just because he unveils the hidden LGBTQ history of Hollywood, but also because he's such a thorough researcher that he can back up his revelations. He's also "inned" people like Rudolph Valentino and Edith Head wh ...more
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Can You See Me Yet? by Timothy Findley
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This may be my least favorite of Findley's plays. The story of a pioneering missionary consigned to an asylum where she confuses the inmates with her family members from the past seems to sink under the weight of its own theatricality. Maybe it plays ...more
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Indecent by Paula Vogel
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The Parade's Gone By... by Kevin Brownlow
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Kevin Brownlow's history of the silent film is damned near definitive and certainly seminal in its influence on film history scholarship, but half a century after its publication it's important to acknowledge that it's become rather dated. The main i ...more
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A Thing of Beauty by Michel Tremblay
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For the final novel in his sexology "Chroniques du Plateau Mont-Royal," Michel Tremblay brings the lapsed mystic Marcel into an uncomfortable young adulthood. It's a tale of loss and alienation as Marcel, his sister, Therese, and his mother, Albertin ...more
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The First Quarter of the Moon by Michel Tremblay
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After focusing solely on the gay uncle Edouard in his previous novel, Michel Tremblay leaves him out of the fifth book in his sexology "Chronique du Plateau Mont-Royal." His presence is missed, though Tremblay has more than enough to handle as he foc ...more
The Children by Lucy Kirkwood
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The Children by Lucy Kirkwood
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Lucy Kirkwood's play is a powerful consideration of aging and responsibility to the future. Rose, a retired nuclear scientist, has come to visit former colleagues Hazel and Robin, who live just outside an area contaminated by a nuclear power plant ac ...more
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News from Édouard by Michel Tremblay
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The fourth novel in Michel Tremblay's semi-autobiographical sexology "Chroniques du Plateau Mont-Royal," is arguably the weakest. Unlike the other five books, this is a first-person account focusing entirely on a single character, Edouard, the gay sh ...more
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