Paperback Peering behind the curtain : disability, illness and the extraordinary body in contemporary theater /
Publication year: 2002
Media class: Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: BX01620740 9781138994843(pbk)
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.
Series title: Studies in modern drama
Extent: xiii, 179 pages ; 23cm.