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Paperback:Peering behind the curtain : disability, illness and the extraordinary body in contemporary theater / edited by Thomas Fahy and Kimball King:2002 Peering behind the curtain : disability, illness and the extraordinary body in contemporary theater / edited by Thomas Fahy and Kimball King
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Author: Fahy, Thomas
Author: King, Kimball
Publication year: 2002
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 792.09093581
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781138994843
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents; General Editor's Note; Peering behind the Curtain: An Introduction - Part I; Between Two Worlds: The Emerging Aesthetic of the National Theater of the Deaf - ""Better Me Than You"": Children of a Lesser God, Deaf Education, and Paternalism - Violence, Pain, Pleasure: Wit - Making an Art out of Suffering: Bill T. Jones's Uncle Tom - ""It Hurts?"": Afflicted Bodies in Beckett's Drama - Depression-the Undiagnosed Disability in Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother - "Some unheard of thing" : freaks, families, and coming of age in the member of the wedding - Young doctors come to see the Elephant man - Part II: Acting without limits: profiles of three physically disabled performers. - Two act play - An interview with James MacDonald - Balance is stillness
When the disabled...appears on stage, it raises unsettling questions for the audience. The spectator cannot escape the self conscious act of looking and having the actor return the gaze. Editos Thomas Fahy and Kimball King examine the powerful effects generated by the presence of extraordinary bodies on stage and screen.
American drama, 20th century, History and criticism
Peoples with disability in literature
English drama, 20th century, History and criticism
Body, Human, In literature
Diseases in literature
Medicine in literature
Sick in literature
Pages xiii, 179 pages
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New York, London : Routledge, 2002

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Hardback:Captive audience, prison and captivity in contemporary theater:2003
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Author: King, Kimball
Year 2003
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Routledge
Resource type: Physical
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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