Abstract

From the late twentieth and into the early twenty-first century, productions of Greek tragedy have been comparatively frequent; many of them use tragedy as a way to think through contemporary problems from a politically progressive point of view. In this essay, I look at Rhodessa Jones’ Medea Project as one example of these political uses of tragedy. Jones works with incarcerated women in the San Francisco jails; her workshops culminate in public performances at theatrical venues in the city. The essay asks whether and how theater can be politically effective.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2160-5157
Print ISSN
1040-3612
Pages
pp. 237-254
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2021
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