Event The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin
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Venue Cafe Thespia, Canberra, ACT
First Date 1 August 1996
Opening Date 1 August 1996
Last Date 28 August 1996
Dates Estimated Yes
Status Professional cooperative
World Premiere No
Description Spears tried genuinely to recast the image of transvestites: O'Brien falls in love with the 12-year-old Benjamin but does not act out his sexual fantasy.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre One Person Show
Subjects Homosexuality
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Ian Croker Actor
Colin Anderson Director
Steve J Spears Playwright
Resources
Performance Recording: The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin, University of New England, Stage on Screen Collection, 28 April 1996
Review: Frank McKone, The Canberra Times, 30 August 1996
Review: Lorena Param, Muse, 1 October 1996
Works
The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record August 1996
Event Identifier 28491