Dramatic Revisions of Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends: Essays on Recent Plays (Paperback)Verna A Foster (editor)
Paperback 258 Pages / Published: 30/10/2012
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These new essays explore the ways in which contemporary dramatists have retold or otherwise made use of myths, fairy tales, and legends from a variety of cultures, including Greek, West African, North American, Japanese, and various parts of Europe. The dramatists discussed range from well-established playwrights such as Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill, and Timberlake Wertenbaker to new theatrical stars such as Sarah Ruhl and Tarell Alvin McCraney. The book contributes to the current discussion of adaptation theory by examining the different ways, and for what purposes, plays revise mythic stories and characters. The essays contribute to studies of literary uses of myth by focusing on how recent dramatists have used myths, fairy tales, and legends to address contemporary concerns, especially changing representations of women and the politics of gender relations but also topics such as damage to the environment and political violence.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
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