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The Birth of Modern Gay Theater and the Subtext of <i>Company</i>

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199747481
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0003
                   The Birth of Modern Gay Theater and the Subtext of Company

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Chapter 2 focuses on the rise of the gay rights movement, the Caffe Cino scene, and the growth and development of the Off Off Broadway scene through the late 1960s. The play The Boys in the Band and the musical Company, both of which influenced the depiction of the gay man in post-Oh! Calcutta! adult musicals, are analyzed.

Keywords: Off Off Broadway; Caffe Cino; Joe Cino; The Boys in the Band; company; Robert Patrick; Mart Crowley; Stephen Sondheim; George Furth

Chapter.  6324 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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