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Re-Visioning Myth: Modern and Contemporary Drama by Women

Frances Babbage


This book examines the diverse ways in which classical myth narratives have been reworked by women playwrights for the European stage. An in-depth assessment of ‘re-vision’ as a phenomenon in women's drama, it explores the ideological and aesthetic potential of such practice and simultaneously exposes the tensions inherent in attempts to challenge narratives that have fundamentally shaped western thought. The book examines plays from the 1960s to the twenty-first century, providing contextualised readings of fourteen theatrical works originating from France, Italy, Germany, Iceland, the Nether ... More

Keywords: women playwrights, myths, postdramatic theatre, autobiographical solo performance, narratives, European stage, re-vision, women's drama, ideological potential, aesthetic potential

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719067525
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719067525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frances Babbage, author