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Tragedy: Maternity, natality, theatricality

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerforming Antagonism
Subtitle of host publicationTheatre, Performance and Radical Democracy
EditorsTony Fisher, Eve Katsouraki
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781349951000
ISBN (Print)9781349950997
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017

Publication series

NamePerformance Philosophy
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


This chapter examines the crucial role of maternity/natality in the discourses concerning tragedy. Through close readings of Antigone and Agave the chapter reassess the maternity/natality binary in relation to both the theatricality of tragedy and its political efficacy.

    Research areas

  • Tragedy, Maternity, Natality, Theatricality, Politics

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