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Tragedy: Maternity, natality, theatricality

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerforming Antagonism
Subtitle of host publicationTheatre, Performance & Radical Democracy
EditorsTony Fisher, Eve Katsouraki
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781349951000
ISBN (Print)9781349950997
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 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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