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Plays of our own, an anthology of scripts by deaf and hard-of-hearing writers, [edited by] Willy Conley

Plays of our own, an anthology of scripts by deaf and hard-of-hearing writers, [edited by] Willy Conley
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Plays of our own
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[edited by] Willy Conley
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Routledge series in equity, diversity, and inclusion in theatre and performance
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an anthology of scripts by deaf and hard-of-hearing writers
"Plays of Our Own is the first anthology of its kind containing an eclectic range of plays by Deaf and hard-of-hearing writers. These writers have made major, positive contributions to world drama or Deaf theatre arts. Their topics range from those completely unrelated to deafness to those with strong deaf-related themes such as: a dreamy, headstrong girl surviving a male-dominated world in Depression-era Ireland; a famous Spanish artist losing his hearing while creating his most controversial art; a Deaf African-American woman dealing with AIDS in her family; and a deaf peddler ridiculed and rejected by his own kind for selling ABC fingerspelling cards. The plays are varied in style -- a Kabuki western, an ensemble-created variety show, a visual-gestural play with no spoken nor signed language, a cartoon tragicomedy, historical and domestic dramas, and a situation comedy. This volume contains the well-known Deaf Theatre classics: Tales from a Clubroom, Sign Me Alice, My Third Eye, and A Play of Our Own. At long last, directors, producers, deaf and hearing students, professors, and researchers will be able to pick up a book of 'Deaf plays' for production consideration, Deaf culture or multicultural analysis, or the simple pleasure of reading"--, Provided by publisher
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