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Theatre Exam 3 Lecture 3

Theatre Exam 3 Lecture 3 - 17:17 o...

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17:17 Theatre Exam 3 Lecture 3: Youtube video with Rosie O’donnel and Ellen Degeneres: o Code word for lesbian: Lebanese o Trying to reveal that they are lesbians Angels in America: A gay fantasia on national themes o What is a fantasia? A musical composition that is based on several familiar tunes A thing that is composed of different forms or styles How is Angels a fantasia? o What theatrical forms do we see? Realist and non-realism- crazy inner  turmoil Prior is having- Realism does not contain this experience; have to  create a world that is larger than realism o Can the mix of characters be considered a fantasia? o Is fantasia another word for queer aesthetic? Yes, it often employs fantasia Theme 1: closeted identities o Eve Sedgewick calls coming out “The defining structure for gay  oppression in this country” o Why? Because coming out is a “disclosure that is at once compulsory and 
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  • Spring '07
  • Dvoskin
  • gay fantasia, Fantasia, power. Bedroom Harper, closet structures identities, Bedroom Harper, Central Park­ Lous

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