Pure products go crazy

Hargrave, Matt (2009) Pure products go crazy. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 14 (1). pp. 37-54. ISSN 1356-9783

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13569780802655764

Abstract

This paper reviews three pieces of contemporary theatre which feature learning-disabled actors. It identifies particularities of a context which has remained critically under-represented. The paper identifies such practice as transitional: from the margins of disability politics to the mainstream of the paying audience. The overarching question is: by what criteria should the work of learning-disabled artists be judged? It examines what is meant by 'good' in a context which has been assessed more often by therapeutic or social outcome than artistic achievement. The paper opens a debate on the aesthetic properties of the work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theater, Learning disabilities
Subjects: W400 Drama
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 09:16
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:56
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3414

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