Gertrude Stein & Alice B Toklas
our queer history it is probably Gertrude Stein and Oscar Wilde who
have inspired the most works by others
over the years. Along with Stein's own readings, and those of Alice,
here are just a few of those creations.
Stein - Gertrude Stein Reads from Her Works (recorded 1934-35, LP
Alice B Toklas - Readings (LP 1960)
In Circles (musical, LP 1968)
Gertrude Stein's First Reader (musical, LP 1969)
Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein - by Pat Carroll (stage
play, LP 1980)
Gerty Gerty Gerty Is Back Back Back - by Pat Bond (PBS video, 1981)
Loving Repeating - (musical, CD 2007)
a handful of songs by gay & lesbian artists:
from "Faggot," 1973, "Ordinary
Things," Gertrude & Alice are characters in this musical
Phranc - "Gertrude
Stein" ("Positively Phranc," 1991)
Jess Hawk Oakenstar - "Dear
Gertrude Stein" ("Leave a Little Light Behind,"
Butchies - "Gertrude + Stein" ("Population 1975,"
Janell Rock - "Gertrude
& Steins" ("Quiet Thrill," 2003)
Chuck Coleman - "Me
and Gertrude Stein" ("People, Places, and Flings,"
in the 1930's Virgil Thomson (1896 - 1989) composed two operas with
libretti by Gertrude Stein
& Alice Readings
Stein Reads from Her Works, (1956, 18:53)
B Toklas - Readings, (1960, 40:16)
Carmines, who later brought us the very first recorded "gay musical,"
"Faggot," set music to words by Gertrude Stein, with his
show "In Circles," 1968
for more info and downloads
Carroll - short clip from the recording, Act I
program from Provincetown December 1979 production of the show