Performing sexualities in an Irish pub

Frederick Corey

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The performance of same-sex desire in Dublin, Ireland, occurs not in the theatre but in a pub called “The George.” Recent changes in Irish legislation have deleted all references to English constructs of “buggery,” and now the Irish are in the process of reconstructing sexual identity. The purpose of this essay is to describe how queer, gay, lesbian, and homosexual identities are performed at The George. The analysis, drawing on social constructionism, nomadic science and performance studies, focuses on the space of the performance rather than its verbal text.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-160
Number of pages15
JournalText and Performance Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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