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Theatre and Disability

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 92
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This succinct and engaging text examines the complex relationship between theatre and disability, bringing together a wide variety of performance examples in order to explore theatrical disability through the conceptual...

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This succinct and engaging text examines the complex relationship between theatre and disability, bringing together a wide variety of performance examples in order to explore theatrical disability through the conceptual frameworks of disability as spectacle, narrative, and experience.

Accessible and affordable, this is an ideal resource for theatre students and lovers everywhere.

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  • Explores the experience of going to the theatre, and how the institution has responded to disability over time
  • Offers a range of references across North America, Australia and Europe and considers their connection to disability arts funding
  • Draws on well-known examples, including the National Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Irresistible, a play produced by Mind the Gap as part of the London Olympics in 2012


Series editors' preface
1. Going to the Theatre
2. Writing Disability Theatre Histories
3. Making Theatre
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Index.

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After teaching for a decade in the UK, Petra Kuppers is now Professor of English, Theatre and Drama, Art and Design, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, USA. She also teaches on the low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College, USA, and runs the international disability culture collective, The Olimpias.

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After teaching for a decade in the UK, Petra Kuppers is now Professor of English, Theatre and Drama, Art and Design, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, USA. She also teaches on the low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College, USA, and runs the international disability culture collective, The Olimpias.

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