Peering Behind the Curtain

Peering Behind the Curtain : Disability, Illness, and the Extraordinary Body in Contemporary Theatre

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 358g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138994847
  • 9781138994843

Table of contents

Preface Kimball King. "Peering Behind the Curtain": An Introduction Thomas Fahy and Kimball King. "It Hurts": Afflicted Bodies in Beckett's Drama Ruby Cohn. Disabled Women: Portraits in Fiction and Drama (reprint from Images of the Disabled, Praeger, 1987) Deborah Kent. Obscure Visions: Harold Pinter's The Dwarfs Linda Renton. Language and Erotics of Healing in Wit Pamela Cooper. Buffalo Bill as Freak in Arthur Kopit's Indians Joy Kasson. Freak Discourse in Welty, McCullers, Capote, and O'Conner Thomas Fahy. Merrick at Center Stage: Bernard Pomerance's Elephant Man (reprint from Articulating the Elephant Man, John Hopkins, 1992) Peter W. Graham and Fritz H. Oehlschlaeger. The Able Disabled in the Plays of Peter Barnes (reprint Barnestorm, Garland, 1995) Bernard F. Dukore. Personal Performances and Marsha Norman's 'Night, Mother: The Dramas of Restitution and Death Andrea Wagner. Disabling Histories in 'Night, Mother and The Glass Menagerie Sarah Reuning. Acting Out, Acting White: The Paradoxes of Tomming Tess Chakkalakal. Sounds and Silences: Constructions of Deafness in Children of a Lesser God Robert Spirko. Between Two Worlds: The Emerging Aesthetic of the National Theater of the Deaf Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren. New Directions in Contemporary Theater: Interviews with Disabled Actors in Revisionist Drama Lilah Morris. Interview with James MacDonald. Sinking Bodies: Act I James more