STAGES OF DESIRE

GAY THEATRE’S HIDDEN HISTORY

“‚ÄčThis is the story of a romance. Theatre and homosexuality are inseparable companions, intimately involved for as long as anyone can tell”

“this widely researched and intelligently argued book is nothing less than a compressed history of gay identity itself… dazzling writing”
TIME OUT

‘entertaining, informed and committed… beautifully subtle’
GAY TIMES

‘a vauable and timely contribution’
NEW THEATRE QUARTERLY

cover photograph by Robert Taylor
published by Cassell