Reader ç Sex the Drag the Pleasure Man ´ 256 pages ☆ Mae west

Epub ò Sex the Drag the Pleasure Man ð Mae West

Mae West was without uestion one of the most famous and controversial figures of her era She was a tough talking wise cracking vaudeville performer who made her way onto the Broadway stage and then into the hearts of the American public with a highly visible Hollywood film career Rarely however do people think of Mae West as a writer even though she wrote eight scripts for the stage and her own dialogue for many of her films In Three Plays By Mae West Lillian Schlissel brings this underexplored part of West's career to the fore by offering for the first time in book form three of the plays West wrote in the 1920s Sex 1926 The Drag 1 These plays are very dated but you can still see why they caused such a stir However you can also see why they're rarely performed they simply aren't very good This may partly be because the language was so alien to me but I think there were other factors the lack of any empathic characters the snappy but ultimately toothless dialogue and the endless appalling double entendres

Epub Sex the Drag the Pleasure Man

Sex the Drag the Pleasure ManIdgeport Connecticut but not in New York West argued that like sexuality in a woman homosexuality had no class identification In this play West used the theatricality of the drag ueens who had become her friends and sisters Pleasure Man is once again set in the world of theatre and is both a forerunner to La Cage aux Folles and a revenge fantasy in which a man is castrated after seducing and impregnating an innocent girl Pleasure Man had two and a half performances in the city before it was closed by the police While West won the legal right to have her play performed its controversial nature marked the end of her box office success Mae West was transgressing before transgressing was a thing

Mae West ð Sex the Drag the Pleasure Man Text

Reader ç Sex the Drag the Pleasure Man ´ 256 pages ☆ Mae west ☆ Mae West was without uestion one of the most famous and controversial figures of her era She was a tough talking wise cracking vaudeville performer who made her way onto the Broadway stage and then into the hearts of the American pu927 and Pleasure Man 1928 Schlissel's introduction offers insight to the life and early career of this legendary stage and screen actress In her first starring role on Broadway West played Margy LaMont in Sex which had 375 continuous performances but was closed by the police after than a year when she was tried and convicted of corrupting the morals of youth Set in a Montreal brothel the play confronts the issue of women separated by class and attitudes of sexuality West's character learns the painful lesson that women are not bound in sisterhood simply because they have both shared the betrayal of men In The Drag which opened in Br Mae West was Brilliant She was an intelligent writer And of courseshe was sassy I Love The Drag Found these in collage and really need to re read them again