Harvey Fierstein's Safe Sex

Harvey Fierstein s Safe Sex In these one act plays America s premier gay playwright offers variations on the theme of living with AIDS His new musical Legs Diamond starring Peter Allen opens on Broadway this fall

  • Title: Harvey Fierstein's Safe Sex
  • Author: Harvey Fierstein Harvey Firestein
  • ISBN: 9780689708022
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • In these one act plays, America s premier gay playwright offers variations on the theme of living with AIDS His new musical, Legs Diamond, starring Peter Allen, opens on Broadway this fall.

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    1. Harvey Fierstein Harvey Firestein

      Harvey Forbes Fierstein is an American Tony Award winning and Emmy Award winning actor, playwright, and screenwriter.The gravelly voiced actor perhaps is known best for the play and film Torch Song Trilogy, which he wrote and starred in The 1982 Broadway production won him two Tony Awards, for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play, two Drama Desk Awards, for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Actor in a Play, and the Theatre World Award, and the film earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Male Lead.Fierstein also wrote the book for La Cage aux Folles 1983 , winning another Tony Award, this time for Best Book of a Musical, and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Book Legs Diamond, his 1988 collaboration with Peter Allen, was a critical and commercial failure, closing after 72 previews and 64 performances His other playwriting credits include Safe Sex, Spookhouse, and Forget Him.

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    1. After watching the movie of Torch Song Trilogy, I can tell why this series of short plays is not among Fierstein’s most lauded. But I could feel the passion that he was expressing at that moment in the AIDS crisis. The first two plays floated in a dreamscape where the respective men negotiated sex and relationships, and sewn into the narrative was a fear of HIV. These are not in my preferred style of writing, but had powerful dialogue nonetheless. Safe Sex particularly had a killer monologue t [...]


    2. This trio of one acts may not be as famous as Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, but it is every bit as important. Written in a more poetic but still naturalistic style, this compilation acts as the sequel to the world presented in Torch Song. It crystallizes how the advent of AIDS forever changed male/male sex. It is a story of desire unfulfilled out of fear, exploring whether intimacy can exist in the post-AIDS world or must remain a thing of the past. Each one act has an individual voice, yet [...]


    3. some works stay with us for they are relevant, and topical, and funny, and honest, and brutal, and most importantly are part of a continuum, a tradition, if one may, and thus remain alive as a present that is a history as well


    4. I read this book a long time ago [in high school], and I don't remember much of it. but it was part of my crusade to read every book in my local library about gay people, and I have remembered it, mostly the staging, for years. I'm also pretty sure I cried, so that's something.


    5. As usual, Fierstein's work varies pretty wildly in quality--the first two one-acts try too hard--but "On Tidy Endings" has all the human strengths (and human weaknesses) of Torch Song Trilogy.



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