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Fun home a new Broadway musical by Jeanine Tesori

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Published .
Written in English


  • Fathers and daughters,
  • Drama,
  • Gay fathers,
  • Lesbians,
  • Soundtracks,
  • Undertakers and undertaking,
  • Musicals

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Based on Alison Bechdel"s graphic novel memoir, this musical follows one woman"s journey to accept the death of her father, Bruce, while coming to terms with her own sexuality.

Edition Notes

Statementmusic by Jeanine Tesori ; book & lyrics by Lisa Kron
ContributionsKron, Lisa, librettist, lyricist, Fenwick, Chris (Conductor), conductor, instrumentalist, Clancy, John (Musician), arranger of music, Malone, Beth, performer, Lucas, Sydney, performer, Cerveris, Michael, performer, Skeggs, Emily, 1990- performer, Kuhn, Judy, performer, Birney, Griffin, performer, Hinsdale, Noah, performer, Colindrez, Roberta, performer, Perez, Joel, performer, Green, Jesse, writer of accompanying material, Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
LC ClassificationsM1500.T48 F86 2015
The Physical Object
Format[sound recording] :
Pagination1 audio disc (69 min.)
Number of Pages69
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26924284M

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Dec 08,  · "Fun Home" is an entertaining and poignant autobiography of Bechdel's childhood. Her family owns a funeral home in a small town so her father works as an English teacher, her mother an actress. They buy a charming fixer-upper which her father lovingly devotes much of his spare time to restoring to grandeur often enlisting Alison for assistance/5(). Jun 05,  · Bechdel masterfully weaves these two stories together in a poetic, eloquent, and intimate way. Although the Bechdel family, who inherited a funeral home, or "fun home" as the kids called it, is far from ordinary, the situations and issues the family must deal with are recognizable to anyone--even those who have happy, "well-adjusted" families/5. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel. It focuses specifically on her parents, Helen and Bruce, and their role in her life. Bechdel builds the narrative around the tragic event of her father's Alison Bechdel. Jun 18,  · Bechdel's father, Bruce, was gay (as she puts it: "a manic-depressive, closeted fag"), and "Fun Home" is at its heart a story about a daughter .

Writer/artist Alison Bechdel's book Fun Home, a memoir in comics format, was published in to critical acclaim. Its subject is Alison Bechdel's coming of age, with particular emphasis on her relationship to her father, Lisa Kron. Sep 16,  · Described by The Times of London as "a profound and important book" Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is an autobiographical graphic novel by American comic writer and artist Alison Bechdel. First published in , this graphic novel has received highly positive acclaim from critics. Welcome to Fun Home! Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Book & lyrics by Lisa Kron. Directed by Sam Gold. Winner of . A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books. This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a 4/5(K).

(It is also the family’s residence and the “fun home” of the title.) Beneath his icy reserve and fussy perfectionism, he is a barely closeted homosexual and a suspected pedophile, an imposing but distant presence to his young daughter, who finds that their main bond is a shared literary Alison Bechdel. Bechdel uses allusions to literature throughout Fun Home - both as a narrator and as a character - as a way of analyzing and making sense of her memories. The chapter titles, the very framework of her non-linear narrative, are all references to works of (mostly modernist) literature that have influenced Bechdel over the course of her Alison Bechdel. From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, a poignant and hilarious graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her gifted mother always wanted to be. FUN HOME A FAMILY TRAGICOMIC is the latest work from the highly skilled, insightful, neurotic and wry-humored pen of Alison Bechdel, best known for her "Dykes to Watch Out For" comic strip. (One of the longest-running queer comic strips, "Dykes to Watch Out For" is over 20 years old, has.