Robert Lord's public and private worlds: A talk by Professor Chris Brickell
Robert Lord wrote plays about New Zealand during the 1970s and 1980s, when he lived both here and in New York. Joyful and Triumphant, Well Hung and Bert and Maisy are his best known plays, but many others are quirkier and have strong queer themes.
Professor Chris Brickell is one of the editors of Robert Lord Diaries, and he will talk about the relationship between Lord’s pioneering work and a gay expatriate life that defied convention. Lord’s lively, candid diaries tell of an intense creative momentum forged from a dislocated, outsider status.