That Furious Lesbian: The Story of Mercedes De Acosta (Theater in the Americas)

That Furious Lesbian: The Story of Mercedes De Acosta (Theater in the Americas)

By: Robert A. Schanke (author)Paperback

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Now available in paperback, ""That Furious Lesbian"": The Story of Mercedes de Acosta is the first book-length biography of the flamboyantly uninhibited early-twentieth-century author, poet, and playwright. Theater historian Robert A. Schanke adroitly mines lost archival materials and mixes in his own interviews with de Acosta's intimates to correct established myths and construct an accurate, detailed, and vibrant account of her life and loves on Broadway and in Hollywood.

About Author

A Professor Emeritus of Theatre at Central College, Iowa, Robert A. Schanke is the editor of the international journal Theatre History Studies and the Southern Illinois University Press series Theater in the Americas. His previous books include Eva Le Gallienne: A Bio-Bibliography and Shattered Applause: The Lives of Eva Le Gallienne, a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award and the Barnard Hewitt Award for theatre research.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780809325795
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780809325795
  • ISBN10: 0809325799

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