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Russia, Freaks and Foreigners : Three Performance Texts, Paperback / softback Book

Russia, Freaks and Foreigners : Three Performance Texts Paperback / softback

Part of the Playtext series

Description

"Russia, Freaks and Foreigners" is a collection of three thematically linked plays set against the backdrop of a fractured, post-Soviet Russian society.

The performance texts use comedy and an assortment of 'freakish' portrayals to explore what it means to be a member of society.Written by acclaimed playwright James MacDonald, who has cerebral palsy, these performance texts critique accepted notions of normality within authority, offering various models of difference - physical, cultural, and moral - and their stories of dislocation.

Their themes, contextualized here by companion essays, expand the boundaries of British drama and connect to the comic grotesque tradition by giving the "abnormal" a broad appeal.

The plays use post-Soviet culture to explore standard notions of difference, particularly physical and cultural.

To date, MacDonald is one of only a few severely disabled playwrights to have his work staged and he deals with issues rarely covered in drama. "Russia, Freaks and Foreigners" is a daring portrayal of disability from the inside.It deals with issues little covered in drama.

It offers a daring portrayal of disability from the inside. It provides inside knowledge of both Russians and disability by one of the few disabled playwrights whose work is regularly staged.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781841501864

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