Talk:Terrence McNally

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There's got to be something wrong with us all, liberals and conservatives, deconstructionists and traditionalists, gays, straights, pros and antis, when the very first thing we say about a person is his sexuality. --Dpr 06:41, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

  • Stems from the first version of the article reading that way. Can't say as I disagree, I think his works are more important than his sexuality, but then I don't really care too much. Perhaps you should change the article? Cleduc 17:55, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
  • I definitely agree. Unless it was a major, major element of his biography, this fact should not be the sole occupant of the first paragraph. Like Cleduc, however, I don't really care, and am not wualified to prioritize facts in his biography. Perhaps someone who knows more about the man should edit it.ALC Washington 01:54, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
  • I moved it to the last sentence of the third paragraph, since somebody was so bothered that they removed it altogether. No edit comment, of course. Cleduc 03:09, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
  • A very substantial portion of his work focuses on gay themes. It's probably as important or more important than the fact that he happens to be American. I find it interesting that nobody suggests removing "American" due to it's irrelevance, but throughout Wikipedia there's a purge of the "gay" tag. -- 01:40, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
    • Yeah, people are pretty selective about their "irrelevancy" judgments. Cleduc 05:13, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

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Birth YearEdit

So Terrence McNally's birth year is erroneously listed in the article as being 1939, which appears to come from one book, Contemporary Authors by Deborah Straub. His actual Birth year is 1938. I will find printed sources for this and correct as needed. Sources:

Mnidjm (talk) 16:11, 17 March 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 March 2020Edit

Terrence MacNally has sadly died today in Florida of Coronavirus complications. 2A00:23C7:8406:6000:91AE:8D08:97F7:7A3F (talk) 20:30, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

The article has been updated. --regentspark (comment) 20:49, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

A questionEdit

Is it okay if I add that he was living with COPD at the time of his death? Several articles mention it.

--MikaelaArsenault (talk) 10:21, 25 March 2020 (UTC)MikaelaArsenault

Addition to "Other Awards" 1994 William Inge Theater Festival Outstanding Achievement in the American Theater Award [1]

Wikinameforbp (talk) 11:19, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

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