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Meets Alan and the two settle down into a blissful existence that includes plans to adopt a child until tragedy strikes In the third several years later Arnold is a single father raising gay teenager David Arnold is forced to deal with his mother's intolerance and disrespect when she visits from Florida A witty and thoughtful representation of a very specific period in gay history and the ideas of different ways of being a family whether those involved are gay straight or bi There are lots of little truths hidden in what the characters say to each other and plenty of humourI am currently in between seeing the two parts of Angels in America at the National Theatre and it's interesting to some extent to compare the two since they are set probably less than a decade apart in what might well be pretty much the same New York scene There is dividing them though than the intervention of HIV all encompassing as that was Torch Song Trilogy is far smaller in focus and personal in terms of thinking about relationships between individuals lovers exes parents and children Angels in America seems almost to focus on where individuals fail to relate to each other as well as touching far on bigger picture politics The former appeals to me although that's not to say it's necessarily a better play In fact I would resist judging it at all based on reading on paper I'm not really a fan of reading plays and only ever do it when one is selected for book club At some points the cleverness of the scripting four people having concurrent conversations sometimes at different time points made it uite difficult to understand on the page but I would say it is certainly worth picking up if you can't see it on stage

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York City in the late 1970 and 1980s The four hour plus play begins with a solilouy in which he explains his cynical disillusionment with loveEach act focuses on a different phase in Arnold's life In the first Arnold meets Ed who is uncomfortable with his bisexuality In the second one year later Arnold Such a great play and what a joy to read Really sad I didn't make it in time for book clubThanks for generously handing over your book Bellish

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Drama American Literature Gay and Lesbian Studies PlaysTorch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein rendered in three acts International Stud Fugue in a Nursery and Widows and Children First The story centers on Arnold Beckoff a torch song singing Jewish drag ueen living in New I read this script after watching the movie they're similar but reading it actually makes me impressed how well it was adapted from the stage into film I only wish I could have seen Harvey Fierstein in it on stage It's a phenomenal work Some stuff I've read about it has suggested that it's too conservativeassimilationist Maybe I'm just defensive but I don't think that's uite the case

  • Paperback
  • 173
  • Torch Song Trilogy
  • Harvey Fierstein
  • English
  • 03 January 2017
  • 9780960472406

About the Author: Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Forbes Fierstein is an American Tony Award winning and Emmy Award winning actor playwright and screenwriterThe gravelly voiced actor perhaps is known best for the play and film Torch Song Trilogy which he wrote and starred in Torch Song Epub / The Broadway production won him two Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Acto.



10 thoughts on “Torch Song Trilogy

  1. says:

    I read this script after watching the movie they're similar but reading it actually makes me impressed how well it was adapted from the stage into film I only wish I could have seen Harvey Fierstein in it on stage It's a phenomenal work Some stuff I've read about it has suggested that it's too conservativeassimilationist Maybe I'm just defensive but I don't think that's uite the case

  2. says:

    A lovely playtrilogy of plays that is 100% Fierstein but completely universal Funny tragic and wise

  3. says:

    Ed Alan David and Ma are all as dear to me as if I’d loved them myself Arnold is like a part of myself come alive only grander with historical importance This play is part of our ueer heritage It was put into my hands by an older gay man who told me “You MUST read this” So if you’re ueer and young this is me an older though not yet derelict ueen taking your hand in mine and saying you MUST read this

  4. says:

    You want to be a part of my life I'm not editing out the parts you don't likea New York City drag ueen through various stages in his life throughout the ’70s and ’80s Brillant one of my favorite book

  5. says:

    I have been lucky enough to see this as a stage play and also own the DVD version I love this play it is funny insightful and an engaging representation of LGBT life in the 80's I hadn't read the play before so it was an interesting experience having seen Harvey Fierstein in the DVD its hard not to read it with his voice speaking Arnold's words The play is different from the play they have clearly made some changes to make it work cinematically The best speeches remain however and the main premise of the play has not been changed I really liked the introduction by Harvey where he talks about his hope that people will see something of themselves in one or characters and feel less alone It made me love him and the play a little but Arnold is a hilarious central character with devastating wit and uick repartee You can't help but be absorbed by him and his life and choices As a play it works well you do need to focus as there are overlapping conversations but its a clever way to put across important stories with a small cast and a limited set An enjoyable and important read I can't recommend it enough

  6. says:

    Such a great play and what a joy to read Really sad I didn't make it in time for book clubThanks for generously handing over your book Bellish

  7. says:

    The love Fierstein has for his characters despite all their flaws and foibles makes these plays both affecting and delightful

  8. says:

    Eh This is one of those plays that has an “everything but the kitchen sink” mindset and the result is a bloated shallow insight into gay culture in late 1970s New York City There are drag ueens closeted gay men mommy issues twinks drama long speeches on love random sexual encounters violence and the list goes onIt’s too much That the AIDs epidemic was only a couple years away casts a shadow over the play’s “live and let live” attitude Not recommendedETA The film adaptation is better There’s a cohesive narrative and if nothing else it makes for an interesting watch from a historical standpoint given that it was one of the earlier mainstream films to portray an openly gay man

  9. says:

    A witty and thoughtful representation of a very specific period in gay history and the ideas of different ways of being a family whether those involved are gay straight or bi There are lots of little truths hidden in what the characters say to each other and plenty of humourI am currently in between seeing the two parts of Angels in America at the National Theatre and it's interesting to some extent to compare the two since they are set probably less than a decade apart in what might well be pretty much the same New York scene There is dividing them though than the intervention of HIV all encompassing as that was Torch Song Trilogy is far smaller in focus and personal in terms of thinking about relationships between individuals lovers exes parents and children Angels in America seems almost to focus on where individuals fail to relate to each other as well as touching far on bigger picture politics The former appeals to me although that's not to say it's necessarily a better play In fact I would resist judging it at all based on reading on paper I'm not really a fan of reading plays and only ever do it when one is selected for book club At some points the cleverness of the scripting four people having concurrent conversations sometimes at different time points made it uite difficult to understand on the page but I would say it is certainly worth picking up if you can't see it on stage

  10. says:

    Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy Receives five stars from me due to the timelessness of the themes and the excellent writingIt has been decades since I read the plays or watched the film version of it It gives a nice slice of gay life in the 70s but the final play Widows and Children First hits me strongly as it is timeless parents not accepting their gay son gay sons not knowing how to help their parents accept them I think this should be taught in high schools as it would help show how many gay kids life their lives and why they fear telling their parentsRecommended yes

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