Here I explore three varieties of theatrical responses to the cultural amnesia brought about by what scholars have termed “post-AIDS” rhetoric. Specifically, I examine how AIDS history plays, AIDS comedies, and solo plays provide opportunities for theatregoers to participate in, or reflect on the absence of, what I call “AIDS mourning publics.” I understand these publics to be both the groupings of people that gather around a text, film screening, play performance, or event that was created in response to loss due to AIDS, and the text, screenplay, or play text itself when circulated.
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- LGBTQ studies
- AIDS (Disease) in literature--Social aspects--United States.
- AIDS (Disease) in literature
- Homosexuality and theater--Social aspects--United States.
- Homosexuality and theater
- Bereavement--Social aspects--United States.
- Theater audiences--United States--Psychology.
- Theater audiences
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-160)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Theatre