DRAMA QUEENS: PART 12: 1980S

THIS IS WHO WE ARE! The 1980s began with another theatrical sensation. Moral reformer Mary Whitehouse attempted to prosecute National Theatre director Michael Bogdanov for...

DRAMA QUEENS: PART 11: 1970s

MADLY GAY! Following the success of The Boys in the Band (see Part 10, last week) managements scrabbled to find more gay properties. Commercial...

DRAMA QUEENS: PART 5: 18TH & 19TH CENTURY

David McGillivray’s new history series continues this week...   CUT THAT OUT! By the 18th century, theatre in England had become so popular that it had to...

DRAMA QUEENS: PART 4: 17TH CENTURY

David McGillivray’s new history series continues this week... . LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE By the turn of the 17th century it was common knowledge that the...

DRAMA QUEENS: PART 3: 16TH CENTURY

David McGillivray’s new history series continues this week...     SODOMY BEFORE SHAKESPEARE When we think of cross-dressing and other camping about during this period we think of...

DRAMA QUEENS PART 2: ANCIENT AND IMPERIAL ROME, MEDIEVAL EUROPE

David McGillivray’s new history series continues this week... WHEN IN ROME... As with the Greeks (see Part 1, last week), the Romans liked to be entertained...

DRAMA QUEENS PART 1: ANCIENT GREECE

David McGillivray’s new history series starts this week: 2,500 years of gay theatre. VANITY AND LOVE OF APPLAUSE A can of sexually ambiguous worms will...

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Last in a series in which David McGillivray profiles some forgotten but fascinating gay pioneers. This week: MP and the poet...   WILLIAM BANKES: COUNTRY HOUSE...

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2nd in a new series in which David McGillivray profiles some forgotten but fascinating gay pioneers. This week: The english professor and the film star... SAMUEL...

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