Pure products go crazy

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-54
JournalResearch in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


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