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“Every Man his Specialty”: Beckett, Disability, and Dependence

Disability Theatre and Modern Drama : Recasting Modernism

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...I “To decompose is to live, too” In Bending Over Backwards Lennard Davis coins the term “dismodernism” to describe the ways that disability challenges ideas of liberal autonomy and able-bodied normalcy that underwrite contemporary identity...

Reclaiming the Ordinary Extraordinary Body: Or, The Importance of The Glass Menagerie for Literary Disability Studies

Disability Theatre and Modern Drama : Recasting Modernism

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In late 2010, I saw the movie The King’s Speech with my mother. At the end of the movie, she turned to me in surprise and said, “That’s not how I expected the movie to end!” What she meant was that the portrayal of the stuttering King...

Coda:From Dhaka to Mabou Mines

Frode Helland

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Frode Helland is Professor of Scandinavian Literature and Director of the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Enoch Brater

Enoch Brater is the Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature; Professor of English and Theater, University of Michigan and the series editor of Methuen Drama's Miller scholarly editions. He has written extensively on the work of Samuel Beckett and Arthur Miller. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mark Taylor-Batty

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Ibsen in Practice : Relational Readings of Performance, Cultural Encounters and Power

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Instead of trying to distil a forced essence or give a synoptic repetition of the previous chapters, I will end this book through a short reflection on two important factors in the practice of Ibsen not sufficiently covered by the preceding...

Introduction

Kirsty Johnston

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Kirsty Johnston is associate professor at the University of British Columbia Department of Theatre and Film. In 2012 her monograph Stage Turns: Canadian Disability Theatre appeared with McGill-Queen’s University Press. She has also published work on these topics in such journals as Modern Drama, Theatre Topics and The Journal of Medical Humanities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Patrick Lonergan

Patrick Lonergan is a lecturer in English at National University of Ireland, Galway. He writes about theatre for The Irish Times and Irish Theatre Magazine. His first book, Theatre and Globalization, was awarded the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. He has authored two Student Editions of plays by Martin McDonagh for Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin J. Wetmore

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. is professor of theatre arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA, the author and editor of ten books including The Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films, and a contributor to numerous volumes on sci-fi, pop culture and religion, including essays on Godzilla, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. His areas of expertise include Japanese theatre, African theatre, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, stage combat and comedy. He is co-editor with Patrick Lonergan of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama’s Critical Companions series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Disability Theatre and Modern Drama : Recasting Modernism

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Writing in 2012, the late and highly influential disability studies scholar Tobin Siebers posed a provocative question:To what concept, other than the idea of disability, might be referred modern art’s love affair with misshapen and twisted...

Shattering the Glass Menagerie

Disability Theatre and Modern Drama : Recasting Modernism

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Characters Carrie Sandahl, herself Terry Galloway, herself Tom, Amanda, Laura, Jim, Eager Audience Member, Ben Gunter and M. Shane Grant...

‘A price to be paid’: West End Beckett

Staging Beckett in Great Britain

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...By a quirk of theatrical history Beckett made his London debut in the West End: Waiting for Godot opened on 3 August 1955 at the Arts Theatre in Great Newport Street and later moved to the Criterion in Piccadilly Circus, opposite...

‘I think this does call for a firm stand’: Beckett at the Royal Court

Staging Beckett in Great Britain

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Ours is not to be a producer’s theatre, nor an actor’s theatre; it is to be a writer’s theatre. I have always regarded the Court as you and our understanding as essentially a personal one between you and me rather than...

Diane di Prima as Playwright: The Early Years 1959–1964

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Anyone who has followed the career of the poet Diane di Prima is aware that she’s an autodidact and a Renaissance individual. Many know her as the author of the erotic Memoirs of a Beatnik and of the poems Loba, ‘Rant, from a Cool Place...

Unfair Arguments with Existence: Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s One-Acts and the Modes of Beat Drama

Deborah R. Geis

Deborah R. Geis is Associate Professor of English at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, USA, where she specializes in 20th and 21st-century American literature and drama. She is the author of Postmodern Theatric(k)s: Monologue in Contemporary American Drama and of Suzan-Lori Parks, and the editor of Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Angels in America (with Steven F. Kruger) and of Considering MAUS: Approaches to Art Spiegelman’s “Survivor’s Tale” of the Holocaust. She is also a published performance poet who has appeared in the National Poetry Slam and in many other venues Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Best known for his own poetry and his support of other Beat writers as the co-founder, with Peter D. Martin, of City Lights Books in San Francisco in 1953 – as well as for his early ‘jazz poetry’ performances (Kenneth Rexroth said that he...

Angel Tendencies and Gratuitous Acts: Kill Your Darlings and the Legacy of Lucien Carr

Beat Drama : Playwrights and Performances of the ‘Howl’ Generation

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...When Lucien Carr died in 2005, his New York Times obituary described him as ‘a literary lion who never roared’ (Hampton 2005), a strange accolade for a man who worked quietly for fifty years as a news editor for United Press. Nonetheless...