Queer/Welsh and Welsh/queer: performing hybrid Wales

Greer, S. (2016) Queer/Welsh and Welsh/queer: performing hybrid Wales. In: Osborne, H. (ed.) Queer Wales: The History, Culture and Politics of Queer Life in Wales. Series: Gender studies in Wales. University of Wales Press: Cardiff. ISBN 9781783168637

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Abstract

Excerpt: ‘In a country with two national theatres companies – the Welsh-language Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and the English-language National Theatre Wales (NTW) – negotiations between language, national identity and cultural production through performance are an issue of live debate in which claims on belonging blur with claims on place. In reading two recent performance works by Dafydd James and Ben Lewis – James and Lewis’ The Village Social (2012) and James’ Llwyth (2010) – this chapter examines the status of queerness in that ongoing dialogue, and suggests how hybrid formulations of queer/Welsh and Welsh/queer identity can inform our understanding of cultural attachments to the local, and the status of the local in our broader conception of Wales’.

Item Type:Book Sections (Other)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Greer, Dr Stephen
Authors: Greer, S.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:University of Wales Press
ISBN:9781783168637

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