Belle Reprieve (1991) Photo/Foto: Split Britches
  • Title: Belle Reprieve
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:47:31
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1991
  • Location: La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance, cabaret
  • Cast: Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, Bette Bourne, Paul Shaw, Laka Daisical (musician).
  • Credits: Split Britches, producer ; Lois Weaver, director, writer ; Peggy Shaw, Bette Bourne, Paul Shaw, writers ; Laka Daisical, music ; Phil Booth, music ; Nancy Bardawil, Matthew Owens, set design ; Howard S. Thies, lighting design.

Belle Reprieve (1991)

This video documents Split Britches' performance "Belle Reprieve." Collaborating with legendary gay/drag performers Bloolips, Shaw and Weaver take on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" and the mythic proportions of Stanley and Blanche. Both steamy and hysterical, "Belle Reprieve" looks at gay and lesbian sex in the 1940's and both honors Williams and turns him on his head.


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