The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, & Musical TheaterPaperback - 2004
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.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 791.0866403
Characteristics: xx, 303 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.