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Art of ConfessionThe Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV$
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Christopher Grobe

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479829170

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.001.0001

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Interlude

Interlude

Queer Talk, 1979–2010

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(p.135) Interlude
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Art of Confession
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Christopher Grobe

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479829170.003.0006

This essay centers around two queer British men who came to New York to perform the story of their lives in a confessional mode: Quentin Crisp in 1979 with his show An Evening with Quentin Crisp, and Bette Bourne in 2010 with his performance A Life in Three Acts. Both shows posed as evenings of plain, immediate chat, but both, in fact, were complex, remediated things. This essay argues that such complex media schemes are, in fact, a crucial characteristic of confessional monologue, which has pervaded American theater since the 1980s.

Keywords:   theatrical monologue, talk performance, mediation, Quentin Crisp, Bette Bourne

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