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Author Babbage, Frances.
Title Re-visioning myth : modern and contemporary drama by women / Frances Babbage.
Published Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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Description x, 261 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents The lie of the land. Theorizing myth -- Re-visioning myth -- Staging myth : Hella Haasse's A thread in the dark -- Political acts. Furiously funny : The same old story and Medea of Franca Rame and Dario Fo -- 'And she stopped the world' : Sarah Daniels's Neaptide -- Out of character. Nothing sacred : Maureen Duffy's Rites -- 'I don't know what got into me' : Caryl Churchill and David Lan's A mouthful of birds -- Making silence speak : Timberlake Wertenbaker's The love of the nightingale -- Stages of subjectivity. The voices within : Serena Sartori, Renata Coluccini and Demeter beneath the sand -- Hélène Cixous and the scene of the unconscious : The name of Oedipus : song of the forbidden body -- The scene of history : Cixous's The perjured city, or The awakening of the furies -- Sites of experience : myth re-vision at the end of the century. Shock treatment : Sarah Kane and Phaedra's love -- 'I've got the feeling we'll be eternal' : Hrafnhildur Hagalín's Easy now, Electra -- Coda. Many Medeas : women alone.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-257) and index.
Subject European drama -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
European drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
European drama -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Mythology in literature.
ISBN 9780719067525
OCLC number 724657110