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Acting in a world of difference: Drama, Autism and Gender

Shaughnessy, Nicola (2020) Acting in a world of difference: Drama, Autism and Gender. Biblioteca Teatrale, 133 (1). pp. 41-62. ISSN 0045-1959. (doi:10.1400/278392) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:89742)

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I examine how theatre has worked as an enriched environment for enhancing understanding of autism. I make reference to two projects, both funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council: Imagining Autism (2011-14) and Playing A/Part: investigating the experiences of autistic girls through drama, interactive media and participatory arts (2018-2021). By casting new light on autistic identities and experiences, participatory arts have enriched other disciplines. My discussion positions this research in debates between medical and social models of disability, engaging with constructions of difference in the contexts of disability and gender studies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1400/278392
Projects: Playing A/Part Autistic Girls
Uncontrolled keywords: autism, girls
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council (
Depositing User: Nicola Shaughnessy
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2021 12:47 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:41 UTC
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