The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, & Musical Theater

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, & Musical Theater

Book - 2004
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Aficionados of music, dance, opera and musical theatre will relish this volume featuring over 200 articles showcasing composers, singers, musicians, dancers and choreographers across eras and styles. Read about Hildegard of Bingen, whose Symphonia expressed both spiritual and physical desire for the Virgin Mary, and George Frideric Handel, who not only created roles for castrati but was behind the Venetian opera's preoccupations with gender ambiguity. Discover Alban Berg's Lulu, opera's first openly lesbian character. And don't forget Kiss Me Kate, written by openly gay Cole Porter.
Publisher: San Francisco : Cleis Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781573441988
1573441988
Branch Call Number: 791.08664 QUE 2004
Characteristics: xx, 303 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Summers, Claude J.

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