Casa Valentina Epub ↠ Paperback

  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • Casa Valentina
  • Harvey Fierstein
  • English
  • 19 February 2014

8 thoughts on “Casa Valentina

  1. smcdonaldpoet smcdonaldpoet says:

    I don't get to visit NYC very often Now that the Canadian dollar has fallen and can't seem to get up it's less likely I'll get there anytime soonAnyway the last time I was in NYC I went to see 'Casa Valentina' during it's unfortunately brief run It was truly like stepping into a vanity mirror and right into the world of heterosexually inclined at any rate crossdressers in 1962 An unforgettable night in the theatreSo when the play was finally released I ordered a copy and it brought back every laugh and tear of that evening If you haven't seen the play though and productions seem to popping up here and there it reads so well Almost like a radio play Wonderful writing from Mr FiersteinThis play was based on a real resort for crossdressers and their wives called 'Casa Susanna' A book a found photographs from this era was found at a flea market I believer and made into an amazing book called well 'Casa Susanna' Check it out online library etc and search for the word Transvestia online as that was the magazinedigest they speak of in the play The magazine and organizationsorority was started by the 'Grand Dame' of modern day cross dressing Virginia Prince

  2. Si Squires-Kasten Si Squires-Kasten says:

    I’ve never loved the phrase “joy is a rebellious act” or its variations but I do understand that for many marginalized people carefree public moments often obscure the seriousness of discrimination to people outside that group Casa Valentina is a little broad but Fierstein creates a loud buoyant space onstage that nevertheless makes the terror and confusion that his characters face in the outside world completely legible There are so many great roles for transfem actors here

  3. Jessica López-Barkl Jessica López-Barkl says:

    This is a good play; I respect it and appreciate the secret history that I learned from it It was also crazy to think that this play happened in the area I currently live There are some good monologues for students or actors in this and some good scenes

  4. Jordan Jordan says:

    I really loved this play It started out just a fun loving romp with bitingly uick dialogue By the second act it revealed itself as a moralistic and political declarative This play really focuses on intersectionality and what it means to fight for your group cause and who gets to be part of that group Ultimately it came down to that even in a world where men feel most themselves when dressed as women that the white CIS males still felt that they were the only people that counted I can't say much than that without ruining it but it is a wonderful read I hope you enjoy it and then light your copy on fire and use it to burn down the fucking patriarch

  5. Justin Justin says:

    After reading this play or before I guess if you want YouTube the Manhattan Theatre Club clips of this They are fantastic and they give a great sense of the vulnerability an actor can bring to these roles

  6. Daniel Krolik Daniel Krolik says:

    Very satisfying I could see how it was played by it's original cast and it ends on a beautifully conflicted but hopeful note

  7. Doug Doug says:

    Fierstein's Tony nominated tour de force set in the early 60's is based on the true story of a Catskill resort that catered exclusively to heterosexual crossdressers Full of Fierstein's customary wit and belly laughs it is also an intriguing investigation into a subculture most people have no idea even exists Mainly though it is an old fashioned 'well made' play something that is a rarity in today's theatre

  8. Joseph Joseph says:

    Well written and researched this is a wonderful story

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Casa Valentina❮EPUB❯ ✼ Casa Valentina Author Harvey Fierstein – Nestled in the Catskills—1962's land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy—an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and ac Nestled in the Catskills—'s land of dirty dancing and Borscht Belt comedy—an inconspicuous bungalow colony catered to a very special clientele heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women These white collar professionals would discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos But given the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world the members of this sorority had to decide whether the freedom gained by openness was worth the risk of personal ruin Based on real events and infused with Fierstein's trademark wit this moving insightful and delightfully entertaining work offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of self made women as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden.

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 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.