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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

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...

Sounding Across the City: Ted Joans’s Bird Lives! As Jazz Performance

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...This chapter aims to read the ‘Bird Lives!’ graffiti that appeared around New York City after bebop musician Charlie Parker’s death in 1955 as a performance that embodies a jazz aesthetic. Such a reading works primarily when we think about...

The Many Movies of Kerouac’s Big Sur

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Michael Polish’s film adaptation (2013) of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur (1962) stakes out a claim to authenticity based on faithfulness to Kerouac’s language. ‘The nice thing about the adaptation’, Polish (n.d.) explains, ‘is that I left every...

Poetry Takes Centre Stage: John Wieners’ Still Life at the New York Poets Theatre

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

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...John Wieners (1934–2002) is best-known in Beat circles for his collection The Hotel Wentley Poems (1958), composed while he was living in San Francisco. His one-act play Still Life (1961–1962) may be a less-recognized work of an even...

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

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Tim Crouch

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Oberon Books, 2019

Oberon Modern Plays

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...Jesus didn't die so we could be reborn, lady, the stars did. The writer leads his followers towards the end of this world and the start of a new one. The book he's written predicts it all – the equations, the black hole, all...

Staging Inclusion

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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...This chapter extends the logic of prior chapters to examine another foundational aspect of disability theatre practice: the pursuit of inclusive and accessible space and staging. Moving forward from the demands for accessible actor training...