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Title Dramatic revisions of myths, fairy tales and legends [Axis 360 electronic resource] : essays on recent plays / edited by Verna A. Foster.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
Summary "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. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Verna A. Foster -- Hellenic women revisited: the aesthetics of mythic revision in the plays of Karen Hartman, Sarah Ruhl and Caridad Svich / Miriam Chirico -- Greek tragedy transformed: A.R. Gurney and Charles Mee rewrite Greek drama / Karelisa Hartigan -- "That story is not true": unmaking myth in Ellen Mclaughlin's Helen and Saviana Stanescu and Richard Schechner's Yokastas / Elizabeth W. Scharffenberger -- Tina Howe and Demetrian seriocomedy / Jeffrey B. Loomis -- Children of Yemay' and the American Eshu: West African myth in African-American theatre / Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr -- "Punctured by patriarchy": theatricalizing the Christian assault upon native mythology in Tomson Highway's Dry lips oughta move to Kapuskasing / Christy Stanlake -- Damaged myth in Caryl Churchill's The skriker / Amelia Howe Kritzer -- Between desire and authority: the "dybbuk" in modernist and postmodern theatrical adaptations from S. Ansky to Tony Kushner / Sharon Friedman -- Martin McDonagh's Fractured fairy tales: representational horrors in The pillowman / Anthony Ellis -- Food, sex and fairy tales: Wallace Shawn's Grasses of a thousand colors / Sheila Rabillard -- Turning Komachi legends, gender and noh inside out: remaking desire in Timberlake Wertenbaker's early play / Maya E. Roth -- Romancing "La corriveau" and Marguerite De Nontron: Anne Hebert's La cage and L'ële de la demoiselle / Gregory J. Reid -- Bloody relations of exchange: Sharon Pollock's revision of legend and feminine myth in blood relations / Laura Snyder -- Beth Henley's abundance: the cinematic myth of the wild west revised / Verna A. Foster.
Subject American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Mythology, Classical, in literature.
Myth in literature.
Fairy tales in literature.
Legends -- History and criticism.
Classical drama -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Fairy tales -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Literature -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Foster, Verna A., 1946-
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Dramatic revisions of myths, fairy tales and legends. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012 9780786465125 (DLC) 2012033848 (OCoLC)793581422
ISBN 9781476600130 (electronic bk.)
1476600139 (electronic bk.)
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