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Foreshadowings and After Blows: Fiona Templeton’s The Medead

Harris, Geraldine (2004) Foreshadowings and After Blows: Fiona Templeton’s The Medead. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 23 (3). pp. 165-177. ISSN 1468-2761

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Abstract

This article offers a ‘preview’ of Fiona Templeton's work in progress, The Medead. It arises from my ‘access’ to her process and explores certain aspects of that work, but primarily sets out to explore the piece as a performative deconstruction of the myth of Medea, as articulated and disseminated through the play by Euripides. I examine the manner in which the piece foregrounds the operation of intertextuality to disrupt normative notions of time and space, and works on the boundaries between the linguistic and the material, so as to stage the ways in which stories can shape bodies and construct ‘realities’.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Theatre and Performance
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiona Templeton ; The Medead ; Medea ; disrupted language ; performative deconstruction ; intertextuality
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 54659
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 May 2012 16:18
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 20:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54659

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