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A Starring Role for Disabilities

Posted in News, and Theater

What with the opening of autism-centered “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” the San Francisco Chronicle had an article on plays with disability as the central theme. The article by Steven Winn is an OK overview. Obviously, it is not going to have the kind of analysis and criticism the disability community would like, but it is not bad for a mainstream newspaper. The photo used in the print edition of the long leg braced Kevin Spacey as Richard III is particularly cringe worthy. If you follow the link you will notice the photo is not included in the online version.

Kevin Spacey as Richard III
Richard III at the Old Vic Theatre, using a cane and long leg braces
Kevin Spacey as Richard III
©Alastair Muir

http://www.sfchronicle.com/performance/article/Theater-characters-with-disabilities-can-tell-11236364.php

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