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Rope Enough

by Sky Gilbert

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canadian, gay studies
list price: $16.95
edition:Paperback
category: Drama
published: 2006
ISBN:9780887548727
Description

In prison, they are interviewed by right wing-journalist Cecilia Wainscott, who quickly discovers that Ichabod is a complex character—both a theoretical mathematician and an exuberantly dark misanthrope. In the end, Cecilia learns a little bit about herself, gay men, theoretical mathematics, and the nature of the universe. Are Dylan and Ichabod evil cold-blooded killers, turned on by a perverse cocktail of death and orgasms, or are they simply misunderstood by a homophobic culture? It's all very scary and funny—but only you, the reader, can decide…

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Contributor notes

Sky Gilbert is an accomplished author, actor, filmmaker, and drag queen. Born in Connecticut, Gilbert studied theatre at both York University and the University of Toronto before becoming the co-founder and artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 1979. Gilbert left Buddies in 1997 to focus on his creative pursuits, and accepted a post as an assistant professor at the University of Guelph. A year after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Gilbert was named University Research Chair in Creative Writing and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

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Editorial Reviews

"The boys and girls at the Buddies box office have their work cut out for them in Sky Gilbert's Rope Enough. There will be bums in seats for Gilbert's latest, a fully realized and compelling departure from his other work." —Kate Pedersen, NOW Magazine


"The dialogue is sharp and often witty… all these narrative statements finally come together to make some provocative statements about the nature of identity—gay or otherwise—in today's society." —Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star


"An equally swank duo, disciples of Derrida, murder or claim to have murdered for a kaleidoscope of reasons. Maybe they want to subvert conventional ideas about gays; maybe they want to confirm them; maybe they want to have fun. The author-director, as capricious as they are, plays with all the possibilities, to surprisingly provocative effect." —Robert Cushman, National Post

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