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Part Two: The Theatre

A novel by Rosalie Lamorlière. (Joyce Farmer discovers Ingrid Bergman's Joan of Arc in No Straight Lines, p. 25.

How can she be a girl if I love her so much?: A novel by Rosalie Lamorlière.
(Joyce Farmer discovers Ingrid Bergman’s Joan of Arc in No Straight Lines, p. 25.)

In this section, my co-author and I explore cross-dressing in the theatre, specifically all-male kabuki and all-female Takarazuka Revue, how these productions queer our views of the gender binary, and how the main character of The Rose of Versailles disrupts tropes about women cross-dressing as men. Part 1 here.

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この俺の
最後の港か カサブランカ
愛を失くした(なくした) この心を
葬る街なのか カサブランカ

Will this be my final destination–Casablanca?
Will this be the city where I bury my broken heart–Casablanca?

Casablanca, Cosmos Troupe, 2009-10.

The trip I made to Tokyo reunited me with my two great loves: Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, as I’ve written about before, and the Takarazuka Theatre Company 宝塚歌劇団. This time, I went to see the Takarazuka Cosmos-Troupe’s musical version of Casablanca.

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