Theatres of Learning Disability

Good, Bad, or Plain Ugly?

  • Matt Hargrave

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Prologue: Of Moths and Methods

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      Pages 1-17
  3. The Surrogate

  4. A Proper Actor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Matt Hargrave
      Pages 217-230
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      Pages 231-234
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-290

About this book


Winner of the TaPRA New Career Research in Theatre/Performance Prize 2016 

This is the first scholarly book to focus exclusively on theatre and learning disability as theatre, rather than advocacy or therapy. Hargrave provocatively realigns the - hitherto unvoiced - assumptions that underpin such practice and proposes that learning disabled artists have earned the right to full critical review.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Matt Hargrave
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NorthumbriaUK

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