Deaf Theatre By Anna Levine Summary

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Deaf people suffer many injustices like in American society people approach deafness as a defect. Deaf people suffer unfairness such as not getting the right education. Just because a child is deaf they think the only way to approach the child is with lower level learning. Dr. Edna Simon Levine thought otherwise. Dr. Levine was a psychologist who devoted her career to the deaf community. She taught, advocated and trained other professionals. She also formed the concept of a deaf theatre company, the NTD, National Theatre of Deaf. Dr. Levine wanted people to look at sign language as a vibrant beautiful language rather then inferior to the spoken language. In the spring of 1967 a television program began testing to explore the idea of deaf theater.

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