Download e-book for iPad: Charles Ludlam Lives!: Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, by Sean Edgecomb

By Sean Edgecomb

ISBN-10: 0472053558

ISBN-13: 9780472053551

ISBN-10: 0472073559

ISBN-13: 9780472073559

Playwright, actor and director Charles Ludlam (1943–1987) helped to provoke the Ridiculous form of theater in long island urban beginning within the 1960s.  many years after his loss of life, his position within the chronicle of yankee theater has remained consistent, yet his effect has changed.  even if his Ridiculous Theatrical corporation close its doorways, the Ludlamesque Ridiculous has endured to thrive and stay a groundbreaking style, conserving its relevance and efficiency by means of metamorphosing in addition to adjustments within the LGBTQ community.  

Author Sean F. Edgecomb makes a speciality of the neo-Ridiculous artists Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, and Taylor Mac to track the connections among Ludlam’s legacy and their performances, utilizing replacement queer versions similar to kinetic kinship, lateral historiography, and a brand new method of camp. Charles Ludlam Lives! demonstrates that the queer legacy of Ludlam is considered one of specified transformation—one the place artists can reject devoted interpretations in an effort to circulation in new interpretive directions.

 

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