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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Theatre and Disability

ISBN 9781137605719
Publication Date November 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Theatre And

How do disabled people experience theatre, as both audience members and performers? How has the institution of theatre responded to disability over time? How can we create new spaces for performance and attend to different communities’ forms of expression?

This insightful 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.

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.

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


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