By Jacob Juntunen
This book demonstrates the political strength of mainstream theatre within the US on the finish of the 20 th century, tracing ideological swap through the years within the reception folks mainstream performs taking HIV/AIDS as their subject from 1985 to 2000. this can be the 1st learn to mix the subjects of the politics of functionality, LGBT theatre, and mainstream theatre’s political strength, a juxtaposition that indicates how radical principles turn into mainstream, that's, how the dominant ideology alterations. utilizing materialist semiotics and vast archival study, Juntunen delineates the cultural heritage of 4 pivotal productions from that period—Larry Kramer’s The common middle (1985), Tony Kushner’s Angels in the United States (1992), Jonathan Larson’s Rent (1996), and Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie venture (2000). analyzing the relationship among AIDS, mainstream theatre, and the media finds key platforms at paintings in ideological switch through the years in the course of a perilous epidemic whose results replaced the state without end. using media idea along nationalism experiences and using dozens of reports for every case research, the amount demonstrates that stories are necessary proof of the way a construction was once hailed via society’s ideological gatekeepers. blending this new use of stories along textual research and fabric study—such because the theaters’ destinations, architectures, item, software notes, and advertising—creates an uncommonly wealthy description of those productions and their ideological results. This ebook should be of curiosity to students and scholars of theatre, politics, media experiences, queer thought, and US historical past, and to these with an curiosity in homosexual civil rights, essentially the most winning social events of the past due 20th century.
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