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  Kiss of the Spider Woman : About| Logo Online
Sensitive and flamboyant, Molina helps pass the time by recounting memories from one of his favorite films, a wartime romantic thriller that just may also be a Nazi propaganda film.
He weaves the characters into an ongoing narrative meant to spur Valentin's imagination and distract him from the brutal realities of political imprisonment and separation from the woman he loves.
Kiss of the Spider Woman received Oscar nominations for best picture, best director and best adapted screenplay, and Hurt took home the best actor trophy for his portrayal of the soulful and conflicted Molina.
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  Kiss of the Spider Woman Summary
Kiss of the Spider Woman(Portuguese: O Beijo da Mulher Aranha) is a 1985 American- Brazilian film which tells the story of two men in an Argentine prison during the 1970s military government — one a political prisoner, the other in prison for his...
The Impact of Homosexuality in Kiss of the Spider Woman
The essay describes the effects of the presence of homosexuality in the novel Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
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  Theater Review: 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'
iss of the Spider Woman,' the last musical of the season, is far and away the most thrilling, and not just because it allows a largely unknown Canadian actor, Brent Carver, to make an electrifying Broadway debut.
Her portrayal of the treacherous Spider Woman, whose kiss brings instant death to stouthearted men, is one he'd rather put out of his mind, but otherwise he can usually mine her celluloid repertory for lush and glamorous scenes to subvert the here and now.
'Kiss of the Spider Woman' brings them to life in a series of brilliant musical numbers that transform bare-chested convicts into chorus boys, steel bars into canes and the prison itself into a low-rent Copacabana.
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 Sexual Discourse in Kiss of the Spider Woman
In Kiss of the Spider Woman, a novel written by Manuel Puig and later visualized into cinematic discourse by Hector Babenco, one of the characters, Molina, performs the labor of perpetuating the fixed meaning of homosexuality by feeding the stereotype that our culture has constructed to define him.
In Kiss of the Spider Woman, the movie plots that Molina tells to Valentin are his bridge to become part of this private heterosexual paradise.
With the role that the male must assume as the woman's role, Molina is disempowered of his sex, since he is bound by the representation of the woman that the media perpetuates.
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 Kiss of the Spider Woman Summary & Essays - Manuel Puig
Kiss of the Spider Woman focuses on two characters: Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary, and Molina, a homosexual window-dresser, who share a prison cell for six months.
Kiss of the Spider Woman focuses on the theme of the conflict between personal emotions, relationships, and desires vs. political idealism and activism.
Kiss of the Spider Woman is also characteristic of Puig's fiction in its extensive reference to classic cinema and its profound effect on the lives of his characters as a means of escapist fantasy.
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 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Kiss Of The Spider Woman (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Kiss of the Spider Woman" tells one of those rare and entrancing stories where one thing seems to happen while another thing is really happening.
There is a Nazi crime melodrama, and a thriller about a spider woman, and the woman in both of them is played by the same actress (Sonia Braga).
What "Kiss of the Spider Woman" at first seems to be about is the changing nature of the relationship between two very different men who have been locked together in the same cell.
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 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Manuel Puig's novel, "Kiss of the Spider Woman" first appeared in print in 1976, was filmed with a strangely cast William Hurt as Molina, and eventually musicalized for London and Broadway over a decade ago.
Katherine Lynne Condit, who credits Broadway, national and international tours on her resume, has difficulty projecting her voice over the band, but her sultry dual performance as the slinky B-movie star Aurora and the angel of death known as the Spider Woman are otherwise right on target.
For me, Bailiwick's "Kiss of the Spider Woman" is just such a show - an unforgettable musical and dramatic experience.
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 YouTube - Kiss of the Spider Woman Tony Telecast
I saw "Chita" as Spider Woman at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End.
Chita Rivera in Where You Are from Kiss of the Spider Woman
Donna Murphy - Kiss of the Spider Woman
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Were Critics Seduced by Kiss of the Spider Woman?
Kiss of the Spider Woman is an intricate and powerful portrayal of two men who are forced to share a cell in a Latin American jail.
One is a young Marxist rebel punished for his ideals, the other a romantic fantasist condemned for his sexuality.
www.theatre.com /show/id/3006442/KissoftheSpiderWoman   (229 words)

 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Between them, an imaginary woman wields her magic and turns the impossible into the possible.
He who craves to be loved turns himself into the woman, and he who thought he had no place for love finds himself emotionally drawn to the her.
Kiss of the Spider Woman is based on a 1976 novel by Manuel Puig.
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This title Kiss of the Spider Woman is always a good one for charades.
It certainly highlights the fragile, growing emotional relationship between the two men as Molina gives himself unselfishly to nursing Valentin through bouts of food poisoning acquired through eating food tainted by the authorities, even though he is acting as a spy on the political prisoner.
The downside, though, of making Valentin more reasonable from the outset is that there is less of a feeling of a journey to their coming together, and the first half seems rather flat, despite an atmospheric soundtrack of political speeches, jail noise and tango music between the scenes.
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 Steven Wu's Book Reviews: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Manuel Puig)
Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman consists almost entirely of several long dialogues between two Argentinian prisoners: Molina, a movie lover who is incarcerated basically for being gay; and Valentin, a political revolutionary.
Kiss of the Spider Woman does reach a few high points, all of which have to do with Molina's obsession with movies.
At their best, however, they're a lot of fun: take, for instance, the creepy film about a woman who ends up on an island filled with zombies.
www.scwu.com /bookreviews/h/PuigManuelKissoftheSpiderWoman.shtml   (311 words)

 Kiss of The Spider Woman Tickets - Musical / Play Broadway Theater tickets available now
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Kiss of The Spider Woman is performing at Hennepin Stages in Saint Paul, MN.
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 KAT Online | Kiss of the Spider Woman Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Based on El Beso de la Mujer Arana, a novel by Manuel Puig, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN explores the complex relationship between two men caged together in a Latin American prison.
In order to escape the brutality of prison life, he spends his days dreaming of Aurora, a B-movie actress from the 40s who once played the role of the sinister Spider Woman.
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN was originally presented as a work in progress at the State University of New York in Purchase, New York.
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 Nick's Flick Picks: The Blog: Picked Flick #42: Kiss of the Spider Woman
When I first heard about the movie, reading over the lists of Oscar nominees in the local TV Guide—it was the last year before I actually watched the telecast—I couldn't imagine why anyone wouldn't vote for it, or how a movie with that title could be anything but hypnotic, dangerous, creative.
Kiss of the Spider Woman debuted the same year as The Purple Rose of Cairo, just a few rungs down on this list.
I learned even more from Kiss, and I feel even closer to it, because its range of themes and arguments is a little broader, and it humbled me from ever assuming that I've got any movie fully pinned down, no matter how much I love it or how many times I've seen it.
www.nicksflickpicks.com /2006/08/picked-flick-42-kiss-of-spider-woman.html   (1153 words)

He admired every movie she made except one, where she played the Spider Woman, a figure of death.
Molina believes the Spider Woman is real and claims that he has seen her in the prison.
As the men are entangled further in her web, the Spider Woman re-appears (Kiss Of The Spider Woman).
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 Kiss of the Spider Woman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chita Rivera made a triumphant return Wednesday evening when "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opened a five-night run at the Chicago Theatre.
Written by Terrence McNally with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, respectively, "Spider Woman" is set in a stark, Argentine prison where political prisoner Valentin (Dorian Harewood) is thrown into a cell with the resident "fairy," a window dresser named Molina (Juan Chioran).
In one of her films, Aurora played a character named the Spider Woman, whose kiss was lethal.
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 Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - "Kiss of the Spider Woman" - 11/8/05
As Aurora/the Spider Woman, Christine A. Maglione possesses the voice (echoed eerily by talented sound designer Matt O’Hare), the dancing prowess, and the requisite supernatural aura.
Spider Woman is especially stunning to look at, employing a turntable-based jail cell (designed by Eric Levenson) that the actors climb like a jungle gym.
Those spangled wonders are the work of Seth Bodie, and to his credit each entrance of the Spider Woman/Aurora was met with breathless gasps from the audience as they drank in the elaborate and outrageous ensembles.
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 Kiss of the Spider Woman
The character referenced in the musical's title, "Kiss of the Spider Woman," is an incarnation of death, and her kiss is just part of the musical's dark appeal.
Even while dreaming of Aurora and a happier place beyond his cell, Molina is haunted by the Spider Woman's deadly presence.
Ruskin said she actually prefers the role of the powerful role of the Spider Woman to that of Judy Garland-ish Aurora.
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 Metroactive Stage | Kiss of the Spider Woman
'KISS OF THE SPIDER Woman' is a story of sharp contrasts, from the philosophies and lifestyles of its two main characters--gay window dresser Molina and revolutionary Valentin--to the Argentinean prison cell they share and the fantasy world they create to escape from it.
Jue, in particular, proved he's adept at walking the line between good and evil when he played the emcee in last season's Cabaret, a musical in which Kander and Ebb were much more successful in showing how the extreme cruelty of some people can move others to acts of extreme courage.
Kiss of the Spider Woman plays Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Tuesday (Nov. 11) at 7:30pm, Saturday (Nov. 8) at 2pm, Sunday (Nov. 9) at 7pm and Sunday (Nov. 16 and 23) at 2pm through Nov. 23 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, Castro and Mercy streets, Mountain View.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/11.06.97/kiss-spiderwoman-9745.html   (516 words)

 MyriadMush.Net: Kiss of the Spider Woman
Keiran watches the spider skitter away with a bit of a frown before moving over towards the shelves.
But for a moment, the spiders remain visible on the other side, skittering away in apparent panic.
It's certainly Gwen, but she's changed her hair and put on some makeup, it seems; her hair's now a medium to dark brown with a slightly purplish cast, lips slightly blue for that oxygen-starved look.
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 Kiss of the Spider Woman
He is very excited to be doing "The kiss of the spider woman" at sixth at penn. He dedicates this show to his family and friends from both sides of the fence including the late great Raul Julia who has inspired many actors.
Manuel Puig's potent political novel, "Kiss of the Spider Woman," set in an unnamed South American country, was first published in Spain (under the title, El Beso de la Mujer Arana) in 1976, the year of Argentina's military coup.
This is the standard by which Molina, who considers himself a woman, has defined himself.
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 Kiss of the Spider Woman - Rotten Tomatoes
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 Amazon.com: Kiss of the Spider Woman: And Two Other Plays: Books: Manuel Puig
Kiss of the Spider Woman (Arena Books) by Manuel Puig
Like Kiss, Mystery of the Rose Bouquet shows two disparate people finding solace with each other.
Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig in Front Matter
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Imprisoned by an oppressive government for their beliefs and their lifestyle, each man comes to find solace in the other's company, as the line between the erotic and the political begins to blur.
Intimate, intense, tender and startling, Kiss of the Spider Woman reveals an unlikely love story in the...
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 San Francisco - Arts & Entertainment - Kiss of the Spider Woman
Bruce Walters and Ted Crimy's design work transforms the NCTC's small space into a convincingly gritty prison and a platform for Molina's flights of fancy.
The real threat in Kiss of the Spider Woman doesn't come from the politicians, the military, or the police, but from the terrifying, naked need of loneliness and the alternate dilemma of revealing one's faults and failings to a lover.
Puig said in a 1979 interview, "Our only compromise is with the individual, personal truth." This is a sure-handed production of a play that refuses to compromise.
www.sfweekly.com /2006-09-06/culture/kiss-of-the-spider-woman   (472 words)

 Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
IMDb > Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
The role-switching rehearsal went so well that the two actors and director Hector Babenco decided that Hurt and Julia would switch parts for the film as well.
That's what she noticed, that she's not a woman like all the others.
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 North Coast Repertory Theatre Website: 2005 - 2006 Season
The fun begins when a young woman swims the moat to enter the castle.
As the play opens, Duke Frederick has usurped the title and throne of his elder brother, Duke Senior, whom Frederick has banished to the Forest of Arden.
At the end of the comedy, all is sorted out and love prevails as we witness a quadruple wedding.
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