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A Conquest for the Twenty-first Century

A Conquest for the Twenty-first Century A Conquest for the Twenty-first Century Kelly I. Aliano Conquest of the Universe, or When Queens Collide, by Charles Ludlam, directed by Everett Quinton, at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York, NY, November 2–19, 2017. o theatre fans, Charles Ludlam is the Molière of the U.S. Having run his own theatre company for the better part of two decades, Ludlam wrote, T directed, starred in, and produced twenty-nine plays before his untimely death in 1987. 2017 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Ludlam’s founding of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company and the thirtieth anniversary of his death. As part of this anniversary celebration, a production of Conquest of the Universe, or When Queens Collide (written in 1967) was staged at La MaMa, directed by Everett Quinton—Ludlam’s longtime romantic and artistic partner—to honor the Ridiculous legacy. The play offers an incisive and biting commentary on abuses of power and tyrannical leaders. Its depiction of Tamberlaine, “the President of Earth,” is as significant to the Trump administration as it might have been in the tumultuous Vietnam War era out of which it was created. Conquest is a strange and nearly plotless play, reflecting Ludlam’s consistent style of quoting, mixing, and blending references http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art MIT Press

A Conquest for the Twenty-first Century

PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art , Volume 40 (3): 5 – Sep 1, 2018

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MIT Press
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1520-281X
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1537-9477
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10.1162/pajj_a_00436
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A Conquest for the Twenty-first Century Kelly I. Aliano Conquest of the Universe, or When Queens Collide, by Charles Ludlam, directed by Everett Quinton, at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York, NY, November 2–19, 2017. o theatre fans, Charles Ludlam is the Molière of the U.S. Having run his own theatre company for the better part of two decades, Ludlam wrote, T directed, starred in, and produced twenty-nine plays before his untimely death in 1987. 2017 marked the fiftieth anniversary of Ludlam’s founding of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company and the thirtieth anniversary of his death. As part of this anniversary celebration, a production of Conquest of the Universe, or When Queens Collide (written in 1967) was staged at La MaMa, directed by Everett Quinton—Ludlam’s longtime romantic and artistic partner—to honor the Ridiculous legacy. The play offers an incisive and biting commentary on abuses of power and tyrannical leaders. Its depiction of Tamberlaine, “the President of Earth,” is as significant to the Trump administration as it might have been in the tumultuous Vietnam War era out of which it was created. Conquest is a strange and nearly plotless play, reflecting Ludlam’s consistent style of quoting, mixing, and blending references

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PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtMIT Press

Published: Sep 1, 2018

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