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.
Author: Jim Ferris, M. Chemers Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Published: 11/01/2008 Pages: 168 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.70lbs Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780230610668
Review Citation(s): Chronicle of Higher Education 01/30/2009 pg. 20
About the Author MICHAEL MARK CHEMERS is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Literature, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.