Queen Amarantha by Charles Busch

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Comic drama / Charles Busch / 4 m, 2 f / Unit set / Gorgeous costumes and an ornate setting embellish this robust tale of a lonely Garboesque queen who dresses as a man, a duplicitous courtier who loves the boy in the woman, a conniving countess bent on stealing the throne and the foppish royal cousin she marries to secure her ends. Amarantha, constantly torn between love and duty, renounces her thrown for love and her lover to reclaim her throne. The author starred in the title role in the New York production of this cross dressing classic about sexual ambiguity. / "Covers all bases from The Prisoner of Zenda to Richard III to Mary Stuart." N.Y. Post.

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Charles Busch is the playwright of the award-winning Broadway play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, and author/star of such plays as The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. He also starred in his film version of Psycho Beach Party, and in Die, Mommie, Die!, for which he won Best Performance.
Published November 1, 2012 by Samuel French, Inc.. 88 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction