20 July 1995
Show More Drag: A History of Female Impersonation in the Performing Arts by Roger Baker.
Cassell, 284 pp., £35, December 1994, 0 304 32836 7Show More
“... Theatre, and imperial Rome, Shanghai or wherever, all at once. The audience have come to watch the performers, but may find the performers watching them. In the Sixties, Eric Sykes and Jimmy Edwards were doing something like this in a ground-breaking show called Big Bad Mouse, only without the frocks. At the time, we laughed over the dismantling of theatrical conventions, but through the lens of ...”