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Peering behind the curtain : disability, illness, and the extraordinary body in contemporary theater

Author: Thomas Richard Fahy; Kimball King
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Studies in modern drama.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of thirteen essays discussing the impact of disabled actors in theater and film.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Richard Fahy; Kimball King
ISBN: 0415929970 9780415929974
OCLC Number: 48140539
Description: xiii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: General Editor's Note / Kimball King --
Peering behind the Curtain: An Introduction / Thomas Fahy --
Between Two Worlds: The Emerging Aesthetic of the National Theater of the Deaf / Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren --
"Better Me Than You": Children of a Lesser God, Deaf Education, and Paternalism / Robert C. Spirko --
Violence, Pain, Pleasure: Wit / Pamela Cooper --
Making an Art out of Suffering: Bill T. Jones's Uncle Tom / Tess Chakkalakal --
"It Hurts?": Afflicted Bodies in Beckett's Drama / Ruby Cohn --
Depression--the Undiagnosed Disability in Marsha Norman's 'night, Mother / Sarah Reuning --
"Some Unheard-of Thing": Freaks, Families, and Coming of Age in The Member of the Wedding / Thomas Fahy --
Young Doctors Come to See the Elephant Man / Johanna Shapiro --
Acting without Limits: Profiles of Three Physically Disabled Performers / Lilah F. Morris --
Two-Act Play / Nancy Bezant --
An Interview with James MacDonald / Thomas Fahy --
Balance Is Stillness / James MacDonald.
Series Title: Studies in modern drama.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Fahy and Kimball King.
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