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Staging Stigma : A Critical Examination of the American Freak Show
by Jim Ferris and M. Chemers


Overview - Staging Stigma is a captivating excursion into the bizarre world of the American freak show. Chemers critically examines several key moments of a performance tradition in which the truth is often stranger than the fiction. Grounded in meticulous historical research and cultural criticism, Chemers analysis reveals untold stories of freaks that will change the way we understand both performance and disability in America.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Staging Stigma is a captivating excursion into the bizarre world of the American freak show. Chemers critically examines several key moments of a performance tradition in which the truth is often stranger than the fiction. Grounded in meticulous historical research and cultural criticism, Chemers analysis reveals untold stories of freaks that will change the way we understand both performance and disability in America. This book is a must-have for serious students of freakery or anyone who is curious about the hidden side of American theatrical history.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780230610668
  • ISBN-10: 0230610668
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Publish Date: November 2008
  • Page Count: 168
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

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