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The Resource Hypertheatre : contemporary radical adaptation of Greek tragedy, Olga Kekis

Hypertheatre : contemporary radical adaptation of Greek tragedy, Olga Kekis

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Hypertheatre : contemporary radical adaptation of Greek tragedy
Title
Hypertheatre
Title remainder
contemporary radical adaptation of Greek tragedy
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Olga Kekis
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Language
eng
Summary
"Hypertheatre: Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy investigates the adaptation of classical drama for the contemporary stage and explores its role as an active, polemical form of theatre which addresses present-day issues. The book's premise is that by breaking drama into constituent parts, revising, reinterpreting and rewriting to create a new, culturally and politically relevant construct, the process of adaptation creates a 'hyperplay', newly repurposed for the contemporary world. This process is explored through a diverse collection of postmodern adaptations of Antigone, Medea, and The Trojan Women, analysing their adaptive strategies and the evidence of how these remakings reflect the cultures of which they are a part. Central to this study is the idea that each of these adaptations becomes an entirely new play, redefining its central female figures and invoking reconfigurations of femininity which emphasise individual women's strengths and female solidarity. Written for scholars of Theatre, Adaptation, Performance Studies, and Literature, Hypertheatre places the Greek classics firmly within a contemporary feminist discourse"--
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Kekis, Olga,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3238
LC item number
.K45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in theatre & performance studies
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  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Tragödie
  • Anpassung
  • Drama
  • Theater
  • Griechenland
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Hypertheatre : contemporary radical adaptation of Greek tragedy, Olga Kekis
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Publication
Note
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Birmingham, 2013, titled Contemporary Antigones, Medeas, and Trojan Women perform on stages around the world
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Athenian theatre and radical postmodern theatrical adaptation -- Who does Antigone belong to? Who does Antigone speak to? -- Medea adapted : the subaltern barbarian speaks -- Women of Troy adapted : victims of wars reclaim their broken bodies
Control code
1097364520
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780815368731
Lccn
2019008472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097364520
Label
Hypertheatre : contemporary radical adaptation of Greek tragedy, Olga Kekis
Publication
Note
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Birmingham, 2013, titled Contemporary Antigones, Medeas, and Trojan Women perform on stages around the world
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Athenian theatre and radical postmodern theatrical adaptation -- Who does Antigone belong to? Who does Antigone speak to? -- Medea adapted : the subaltern barbarian speaks -- Women of Troy adapted : victims of wars reclaim their broken bodies
Control code
1097364520
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780815368731
Lccn
2019008472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1097364520

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