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Claudia Shear
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Three Plays by Mae West (1997 edition), edited by Lillian Schlissel, contains three of the plays West wrote in the 1920s: Sex (1926), The Drag (1927), and Pleasure Man (1928). Schlissel's introduction discusses West's career and the theater of her day.

Master Class (1995), a play by Terrence McNally, is about Maria Callas, the legendary twentieth-century opera diva. Like Mae West, Callas was adored by her fans worldwide and subject to constant media attention and gossip. The play is based on a series of master classes given by Callas in New York in the early 1970s and reveals the full range of her restless and tempestuous personality.

Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), a blond, German-born Hollywood actress and sex symbol during the 1930s and 1940s, was one of Mae West's rivals. Glamorous and mysterious, she became almost a legend in her own time. Dietrich's daughter, Maria Riva...

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