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Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

Melinda Powers

Abstract

Demonstrating that ancient drama can be a powerful tool in seeking justice, this book investigates a cross section of live theatrical productions on the US stage that have reimagined Greek tragedy to address political and social concerns. To address this subject, it engages with some of the latest research in the field of performance studies to interpret not dramatic texts in isolation from their performance context, but instead the dynamic experience of live theatre. The book’s focus is on the ability of engaged performances to pose critical challenges to long-standing stereotypes that have c ... More

Keywords: Greek tragedy, US stage, under-represented community, stereotype, performance, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777359
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198777359.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melinda Powers, author
Associate Professor in the Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; off-campus faculty member of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre, The Graduate Center, City University of New York