Desire in evidence

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This textual performance of research charts the writer’s attempt to prove that Mary Martin was a lesbian. The writer uses her own “quest” to raise questions about gay and lesbian historiography, the status of evidence, and the usefulness of desire to biographical, critical work on performers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-351
Number of pages9
JournalText and Performance Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


  • Feminist
  • Lesbian
  • Mary Martin
  • Musical Theatre
  • Queer


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