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dc.contributor.authorCampbell, A-
dc.identifier.citationTheatre Research International, 36(3): 196-212, Oct 2011en_US
dc.descriptionCopyright @ The International Federation for Theatre Research, 2011en_US
dc.description.abstractQueer theorists from across a broad range of disciplines argue that we are in a 'normalizing’ or ‘homonormative’ period, in which marginalized subjectivities strive to align themselves with hegemonic norms. In terms of LGBTQ rights and representation, it can be argued that this has resulted in an increased visibility of ‘desirable’ gays (monogamous – ideally civil-partnered, white, financially independent, able-bodied) and the decreased visibility of ‘undesirable’ gays (the sick, the poor, the non-white, the non-gender-conforming). Focusing specifically on the effects of this hierarchy on the contemporary theatrical representation of gay HIV/AIDS subjectivities, this article looks at two performances, Reza Abdoh's Bogeyman (1991) and Lachlan Philpott's Bison (2009–10). The article argues that HIV/AIDS performance is as urgently necessary today as in the early 1990s, and that a queer dramaturgy, unafraid to resist the lure of normativity or the ‘gaystreaming’ of LGBT representation, is a vital intervention strategy in contemporary (LGBT) theatre.en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectReza Abdohen_US
dc.subjectLachlan Philpotten_US
dc.subjectLesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)en_US
dc.titleFrom Bogeyman to Bison: A herd-like amnesia of HIV?en_US
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