Three Plays by Mae West: Sex, The Drag and Pleasure Man

Paperback | August 13, 1997

byLillian SchlisselEditorLillian Schlissel

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Mae West, wise-cracking vaudeville performer, was one of the most controversial figures of her era. Rarely, however, do people think of Mae West as a writer. 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 (1927) and Pleasure Man (1928). With an insightful introduction by Schlissel, this book offers a unique look into to the life and early career of this legendary stage and screen actress.

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This volume brings an underexplored part of Mae 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, set in a Montreal brothel; The Drag, which used the theatricality of the drag "queens" who had become her friends; and Pleasure Man, a revenge fantasy. 8 illustrations

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Mae West, wise-cracking vaudeville performer, was one of the most controversial figures of her era. Rarely, however, do people think of Mae West as a writer. 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 (1927) and Pleasure Man (1...

Lillian Schlissel is Director of the American Studies Program, Brooklyn College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:August 13, 1997Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415909333

ISBN - 13:9780415909334

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