Cambria Press Publication Review: Terrence McNally and Fifty Years of American Gay Drama

Congratulations to Professor John Clum (Duke University) on the glowing review of his book Terrence McNally and Fifty Years of American Gay Drama in Theatre Journal, which lauds the book as "a must read for everyone interested in American theatre and LGBT studies." The journal praises the book further because of its "rigorous scholarship and… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: Terrence McNally and Fifty Years of American Gay Drama

Cambria Press Book Launch: Pedro Zamora, Sexuality, and AIDS Education

Cambria Press is proud to announce the publication of Pedro Zamora, Sexuality, and AIDS Education: The Autobiographical Self, Activism, and The Real World by Christopher Pullen. We are honored that the book will be launched on June 14 at the GLBT Historical Society Archives and Museum. Dr. Pullen will be flying into San Francisco for… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Launch: Pedro Zamora, Sexuality, and AIDS Education

Author Interview with Christopher Lupke

Christopher Lupke's latest book, The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien, will be released next week at the 2016 Association of Asian Studies (AAS) annual conference in Seattle. Professor Lupke is one of the few who has visited the set of Hou's latest film, The Assassin (2015) and includes a discussion of it in his book.… Continue reading Author Interview with Christopher Lupke

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s THE ASSASSIN Released – Watch Trailer

Hou Hsiao-hsien's latest film, The Assassin, was released this past weekend.  It stars Shu Qi, the Taiwanese actress who is a major star across Greater China. Click here to watch a trailer from The Assassin. Hou Hsiao-hsien's reputation as one of the most beloved auteur film directors active today is well deserved. His work has garnered more… Continue reading Hou Hsiao-hsien’s THE ASSASSIN Released – Watch Trailer

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Awkward Stages: Plays About Growing Up Gay

Awkward Stages: Plays About Growing Up Gay edited by John Clum (Duke University) and Sean Metzger includes plays by top North American contemporary playwrights: EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM by A. Rey Pamatmat SISSY by Ricardo Abreu Bracho SLIPPING by Daniel Talbott AGOKWE by Waawaate Fobister FROM WHITE PLAINS by Michael Perlman, in collaboration… Continue reading #WeNeedDiverseBooks: Awkward Stages: Plays About Growing Up Gay

Interview with Lynne Greeley on Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s)

The following is an interview with Dr. Lynne Greeley on her book, Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s), which is currently on display at the ATHE conference in Montreal. You can also browse the book here. Q: What led you to write this book? I decided to write Fearless Femininity by Women… Continue reading Interview with Lynne Greeley on Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s)

5 LGBT-themed Plays on Teens that are Important for Society

A New Publication from Cambria Press Awkward Stages: Plays about Growing Up Gay edited by John Clum and Sean Metzger Having looked carefully at more than forty plays, Professors John Clum (Duke University) and Sean Metzger (UCLA) finally selected five plays for the unique perspectives they bring on gay adolescence. Why are such plays critical? Why… Continue reading 5 LGBT-themed Plays on Teens that are Important for Society

Cambria Press New Book! Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s) by Lynne Greeley

Excerpts from Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s) by Lynne Greeley; this book is in the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts by John Clum (Duke University): On the performance of the feminine no longer belonging to men: "From the beginning of the twentieth century, when women were claiming the right to… Continue reading Cambria Press New Book! Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s) by Lynne Greeley

#Humanities Scholarship – Important and Growing

An excellent article from Inside Higher Ed regarding scholarship in the humanities, in which William (Bro) Adams, the head of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), said on Thursday that he wants to push humanities scholarship to become more directly connected to helping address the nation’s contemporary problems. There are also encouraging numbers from… Continue reading #Humanities Scholarship – Important and Growing

Arthur Laurents – Leftist, Gender, and Gay Politics on Stage

Arthur Laurents is best remembered for his collaborations with Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins on the groundbreaking musical, West Side Story, and with Sondheim, Robbins and Jule Styne on Gypsy, one of the most celebrated and most often revived works of musical theatre. In addition to his musicals, Arthur Laurents is the author… Continue reading Arthur Laurents – Leftist, Gender, and Gay Politics on Stage