Monday, March 27, 2017

Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp was a very early conceptual street performer whose 'act' was the definition of an anti-act in that he was entirely himself, the first British publicly effeminate gay man. His 'show' was trying to live a normal life walking from place to place and public transport etc while being constantly mobbed and abused. His 'character' was the truest politeness during more than a decade of public abuse. I think he qualifies as a street performer who made the big time.

1 comment:

martin ewen said...



This is his master stagework however at 90 he moved from NY to England and died on the eve of a 2 month tour. I wonder if that last script is available online, I doubt it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIjuHWUHnhI