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Author Bourne, Bette

Title A life in three acts / Bette Bourne, Mark Ravenhill
Published London : Methuen Drama, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 47 pages)
Series Methuen drama student editions
Methuen drama student editions.
Summary With honesty, humour and occasional anger, performer Bette Bourne tells the playwright Mark Ravenhill about his brave and flamboyant life. Crafted from transcripts of a series of long, private conversations, Bette reminisces and replays scenes from his life, from a post-war childhood, a stint as a classical actor in the late 1960s, to living in a drag commune in Notting Hill and being an active member of the Gay Liberation Front. Bette talks about touring with the New York-based Hot Peaches cabaret group and founding his own cabaret troop, the Bloolips, which redefined gay theatre by creating their very own unique celebration of dramatic and colourful homosexuality. The piece, in three parts, reveals both a portrait of a pioneering, radical individual and a historical document of the struggles and achievements of gay liberation. 'A Life in Three Acts' was first performed in 2009 as part of the Edinburgh Fringe
Notes Print version record
Subject Bourne, Bette -- Drama
SUBJECT Bourne, Bette fast
Subject Entertainers -- Drama
Gay liberation movement -- Drama
DRAMA -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Gay liberation movement
Genre/Form Autobiographical drama
Autobiographical drama.
Théâtre autobiographique.
Form Electronic book
Author Ravenhill, Mark
ISBN 9781408198551