'Strange homelands: encountering the migrant on the contemporary Greek stage'

Fragkou, M. (2018) 'Strange homelands: encountering the migrant on the contemporary Greek stage'. Modern Drama, 61 (2). ISSN 0026-7694.

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This article examines three examples from recent Greek theatre which stage experiences of migrants and refugees against the backdrop of Greece’s growing internationalism and multiculturalism. In allowing migrants to author their own narratives of border-crossing and encountering their new “homeland”, those theatrical endeavours, I argue, attempt to break the monologism of Greek theatre and monolithic understandings of national identity thus opening up spaces for encountering diverse voices. In acknowledging the risks and tensions underpinning the migrant’s presence on stage, the article also applies pressure to questions of encounter, authenticity, representation and self-expression of migratory subjects and interrogates some ways in which they navigate their precarious space of belonging and author themselves in the context of contemporary Greek theatre.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Encounter; stranger; exile; nation; heteroglossia; authenticity
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0045 Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics
P Language and Literature > PR English Literature > PR0621 Drama
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Music and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Dr Marissia Fragkou
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 15:00
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 12:23
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16500

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