Ghosts of Leigh and other plays

Textual work


Baker, Dallas John. 2018. Ghosts of Leigh and other plays. Charleston, South Carolina. LineWright.
Title

Ghosts of Leigh and other plays

Type of WorkTextual work
Creator/Contributor
AuthorBaker, Dallas John
Year2018
Publisher or Commissioning BodyLineWright
Place of PublicationCharleston, South Carolina
ISBN9780648397212
Description of Work

Ghosts of Leigh and Other Plays is a collection of four short scripts for both stage and screen written as part of a practice-led research process to explore ideas relating to gender and sexuality. In this sense, the plays are both creative works and research documents. Though these works have a didactic or educational purpose, that is, they were written to share ideas and knowledge, they are also, hopefully, entertaining to see performed and pleasurable to read. Altogether these four scripts explore sexuality and gender from multiple angles, with both playfulness and scholarly rigour. The four scripts all focus on the experience of gender non-conforming individuals, an experience that is, sadly, still lacking in much contemporary scriptwriting for both stage and screen. This print edition includes colour photographs and design drawings from the original 2018 production of Ghosts of Leigh.

KeywordsLeigh Bowery, LGBT drama, stageplays, theatre
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360201. Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
Number of Pages196
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q4yxv/ghosts-of-leigh-and-other-plays

  • 188
    total views
  • 20
    total downloads
  • 5
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Home [Short story]
Baker, Dallas J.. 2020. Home [Short story]. United Kingdom. Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2019.1601233
Hallwalkers: queering gender and attraction through/in scriptwriting
Baker, Dallas. 2018. Hallwalkers: queering gender and attraction through/in scriptwriting. Australia. Australasian Association of Writing Programs. https://doi.org/10.52086/001c.25673
Iced vovos: a one act play [Play script]
McDonald, Janet and Baker, Dallas. 2018. Iced vovos: a one act play [Play script]. United kingdom. Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2017.1417446
Guide to classics: the Tibetan Book of the Dead
Duddul, Pema. 2022. "Guide to classics: the Tibetan Book of the Dead." The Conversation.
12 Steps for a DIY At-Home Retreat [Blog post]
Tenphel, Jamyang and Duddul, Pema. 2022. "12 Steps for a DIY At-Home Retreat [Blog post]." Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.
Publishing should be more about culture than book sales
Baker, Dallas J.. 2016. "Publishing should be more about culture than book sales." The Conversation. 8 February 2016, pp. 1-4.
Awakening to joy: a simple method for developing enthusiasm for practice [Blog post]
Duddul, Pema. 2022. "Awakening to joy: a simple method for developing enthusiasm for practice [Blog post]." Tricycle: The Buddhist Review.
Anne as Pagan, Anne as Queer
Baker, Dallas John. 2021. Anne as Pagan, Anne as Queer. Newcastle on Tyne, United Kigdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Read the student survey responses shared by academics and you’ll see why Professor Hambling is justified in burning hers
Duddul, Pema. 2021. "Read the student survey responses shared by academics and you’ll see why Professor Hambling is justified in burning hers." The Conversation. 8 October 2021, pp. 1-6.
Freedom From Illusion: Simple steps to awakening to the true face of reality
Duddul, Pema. 2021. "Freedom From Illusion: Simple steps to awakening to the true face of reality." Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Winter 2021.
The Charlatans
Baker, Dallas John. 2022. The Charlatans. United Kingdom. Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2021.1940210
Publishing and culture: an introduction
Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna lee and Webb, Jen. 2019. "Publishing and culture: an introduction." Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Webb, Jen (ed.) Publishing and culture. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 1-17
Publishing and identity: gender, sexuality and race
Baker, Dallas. 2019. "Publishing and identity: gender, sexuality and race." Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Webb, Jen (ed.) Publishing and culture. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 85-104
Exquisite Cadaver: useful writing experiment or just a good game?
Baker, Dallas J., Webb, Jen and Sulway, Nike. 2015. "Exquisite Cadaver: useful writing experiment or just a good game?" The Conversation. 22 January 2015, pp. 1-5.
Self-publishing matters – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise
Baker, Dallas J.. 2015. "Self-publishing matters – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise." The Conversation. 13 March 2015, pp. 1-5.
We need creative teaching to teach creativity
Baker, Dallas J.. 2015. "We need creative teaching to teach creativity." The Conversation. 28 January 2015, pp. 1-3.
The case for David Malouf’s An Imaginary Life
Baker, Dallas J.. 2014. "The case for David Malouf’s An Imaginary Life." The Conversation. 15 July 2014, pp. 1-4.
University writing programs deliver, so let’s turn the page
Baker, Dallas J., Brien, Donna Lee, Webb, Jen and Hawryluk, Lynda. 2014. "University writing programs deliver, so let’s turn the page." The Conversation. 7 November 2014, pp. 1-5.
Queer life writing as self-making
Baker, Dallas. 2018. "Queer life writing as self-making." Brien, Donna Lee and Eades, Quinn (ed.) Offshoot: contemporary life writing methodologies and practice. Perth. UWA Publishing. pp. 149-163
Encouraging engagement in enabling programs: the students’ perspective
Hellmundt, Suzi and Baker, Dallas. 2017. "Encouraging engagement in enabling programs: the students’ perspective." Student Success. 8 (1), pp. 25-33. https://doi.org/10.5204/ssj.v8i1.357
The road from normal
Baker, Dallas John. 2018. "The road from normal." Story Magazine. Act 2 2018.
The role of fiction in screenwriting (as) research
Batty, Craig and Baker, Dallas. 2018. "The role of fiction in screenwriting (as) research." TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. 22 (Special 48), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.52086/001c.25667
Ghosts of Leigh
Baker, Dallas and Empire Theatre. 2018. Ghosts of Leigh. Toowoomba 23 - 24 Feb 2018
Dreaming Australia
Baker, Dallas J.. 2016. "Dreaming Australia." Storyline. 36, pp. 20-24.
Keysong: book 2 of The Faeden Chronicles
McPhee, D. J.. 2016. Keysong: book 2 of The Faeden Chronicles. Charleston, South Carolina.
Waycaller: book 1 of The Faeden Chronicles
McPhee, D. J.. 2016. Waycaller: book 1 of The Faeden Chronicles. Charleston, South Carolina.
Bath Party: a one-act play
Angguish, Dallas. 2012. Bath Party: a one-act play. Bellingen, Australia. Polari Journal.
I'm going to set you to boiling baby [Play script]
Baker, Dallas J.. 2013. "I'm going to set you to boiling baby [Play script]." TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. (Special Issue 19).
The burial [Memoir]
Baker, Dallas John. 2014. The burial [Memoir]. London, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2013.871038
Sugar, baby [Short story]
Baker, Dallas J.. 2014. "Sugar, baby [Short story]." TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. (Special Issue 26).
Willowhaven [Semi-autobiographical Gothic short story]
Baker, Dallas J.. 2014. Willowhaven [Semi-autobiographical Gothic short story]. Australia.
Bedside manners [Play script]
Baker, Dallas John. 2015. Bedside manners [Play script]. Australia.
Recovering forgotten lives through fact and fiction
Brien, Donna Lee, Baker, Dallas John and Sulway, Nike. 2017. "Recovering forgotten lives through fact and fiction." Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Sulway, Nike (ed.) Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 2-10
Play scripts as knowledge objects
Baker, Dallas J.. 2018. "Play scripts as knowledge objects." New Writing: the international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing. 15 (2), pp. 175-179. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2017.1418384
Screenwriting as a mode of research, and the screenplay as a research artefact
Batty, Craig and Baker, Dallas. 2017. "Screenwriting as a mode of research, and the screenplay as a research artefact." Batty, Craig and Kerrigan, Susan (ed.) Screen production research: creative practice as a mode of enquiry. Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 67-83
Writing back to Tolkien: gender, sexuality and race in high fantasy
Baker, Dallas John. 2017. "Writing back to Tolkien: gender, sexuality and race in high fantasy." Baker, Dallas John, Brien, Donna Lee and Sulway, Nike (ed.) Recovering history through fact and fiction: forgotten lives. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 123-143
Writing and reading queerly: Foucault’s aesthetics of existence and queer self-making
Baker, Dallas J.. 2015. "Writing and reading queerly: Foucault’s aesthetics of existence and queer self-making." TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. 19 (Special Issue 31), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.52086/001c.27167
Queer writing: setting the scene
Baker, Dallas J. and Thompson, Jay Daniel. 2015. "Queer writing: setting the scene." TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. 19 (Special Issue 31), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.52086/001c.27162
Scriptwriting as a research practice: expanding the field
Baker, Dallas, Batty, Craig, Beattie, Debra and Davis, Susan. 2015. "Scriptwriting as a research practice: expanding the field." TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. 19 (Special Issue 29). https://doi.org/10.52086/001c.27278
Textual and performative interventions: autobiographical stage writing as a rescription of the self
Baker, Dallas. 2017. "Textual and performative interventions: autobiographical stage writing as a rescription of the self." Social Alternatives. 36 (2), pp. 20-24.
Ghosts of Leigh: scripting the monstrous effeminate
Baker, Dallas John. 2017. "Ghosts of Leigh: scripting the monstrous effeminate." New Writing: the international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing. 14 (3), pp. 327-347. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2017.1317275
(Re)Scripting the self: creative writing, effeminacy and the art of subjectivity
Baker, Dallas J.. 2017. "(Re)Scripting the self: creative writing, effeminacy and the art of subjectivity." Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research. 3.
Creative and critical reflexivity: queer writing as an ethics of the self
Baker, Dallas J.. 2011. "Creative and critical reflexivity: queer writing as an ethics of the self." Conway-Herron, Janie, Costello, Moya and Hawryluk, Lynda (ed.) 16th Conference of the Australasian Association Of Writing Programs 2011: The Ethical Imaginations: Writing Worlds Papers. Lismore, Australia 23 - 25 Nov 2011 Byron Bay, Australia.
Queering practice-led research: subjectivity, performative research and the creative arts
Baker, Dallas J.. 2011. "Queering practice-led research: subjectivity, performative research and the creative arts." Creative Industries Journal. 4 (1), pp. 33-51. https://doi.org/10.1386/cij.4.1.33_1
Queering practice-led research: subjectivity, creative practice and performative research
Baker, Dallas J.. 2011. "Queering practice-led research: subjectivity, creative practice and performative research." Offord, Baden and Garbutt, Robert (ed.) 2010 Cultural Studies Association of Australasia National Conference: A Scholarly Affair (CSAA 2010). Byron Bay, Australia 07 - 09 Dec 2010 Lismore, Australia.
The window/the ridge [Short story]
Baker, Dallas John. 2017. The window/the ridge [Short story]. United Kingdom. Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2016.1217027
Scriptwriting as creative writing research: a preface
Baker, Dallas J.. 2013. "Scriptwriting as creative writing research: a preface." TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. 17 (Special Issue 19). https://doi.org/10.52086/001c.28883
An experiment in collaborative writing: day ten
Johnson, Marguerite, Nelson, Camilla, Rodley, Chris, Corbett, Claire, Baker, Dallas, Hancox, Donna, Messer, Jane, Meyrick, Julian, Smith, Michelle and Sulway, Nike. 2015. "An experiment in collaborative writing: day ten." The Conversation. 6 January 2015, pp. 1-24.
Creative writing praxis as queer becoming
Baker, Dallas John. 2013. "Creative writing praxis as queer becoming." New Writing: the international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing. 10 (3), pp. 359-377. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2013.811265
The screenplay as text: academic scriptwriting as creative research
Baker, Dallas J.. 2016. "The screenplay as text: academic scriptwriting as creative research." New Writing: the international journal for the practice and theory of creative writing. 13 (1), pp. 71-84. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2015.1133654
Editing and publishing the gap: attempting to catch what otherwise might fall through
Quinn, Karina, Abblitt, Stephen, Baker, Dallas J., Hecq, Dominique and Brien, Donna Lee. 2015. "Editing and publishing the gap: attempting to catch what otherwise might fall through." 19th Conference of The Australasian Association Of Writing Programs 2014: Minding the Gap: Writing Across Thresholds and Fault Lines. Wellington, New Zealand 30 Nov - 02 Dec 2014 Sydney, Australia.