The Resource Bent : the play, by Martin Sherman

Bent : the play, by Martin Sherman

Label
Bent : the play
Title
Bent
Title remainder
the play
Statement of responsibility
by Martin Sherman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Martin Sherman's worldwide hit play "Bent" took London by storm in 1979 when it was first performed by the Royal Court Theatre, with Ian McKellen as Max (a character written with the actor in mind). The play itself caused an uproar
  • "It educated the world", Sherman explains. "People knew about how the Third Reich treated Jews and, to some extent, gypsies and political prisoners. But very little had come out about their treatment of homosexuals"
  • Gays were arrested and interned at work camps prior to the genocide of Jews, gypsies, and handicapped, and continued to be imprisoned even after the fall of the Third Reich and liberation of the camps. The play "Bent" highlights the reason why -- a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power
  • Critics' reactions to the play ranged from exuberant to, in Sherman's words, "appalled, shocked frightened. A few of them were gay, but they didn't want to see this kind of thing on stage". Audiences, on the other hand, would regularly respond with, at first, stunned silence. But then, "would rise and scream and yell and it was pandemonium"
  • In 1980, the play was produced on Broadway to equal acclaim, starring Richard Gere. It has continued to be produced in every sort of venue: major theatres, regional theatres, universities, even high schools. And in at least 38 countries
  • "Bent" has not only been one of the great plays of our time, but one of the most socially monumental. It is sure to continue to move and change people for generations to come
Cataloging source
WIR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherman, Martin
Dewey number
812
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H433
LC item number
B4 1998x
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
000105723
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Germany
  • Italy
Label
Bent : the play, by Martin Sherman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39752592
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9781557833365
Lccn
97081187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39752592
Label
Bent : the play, by Martin Sherman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39752592
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9781557833365
Lccn
97081187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39752592

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