Martha Graham's Re‐Vision of Jocasta, Clytemnestra, and Medea

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Abstract

Martha Graham based a number of her choreographic works on Greek tragedies, and in so doing reinterpreted the patriarchal dramas from a female perspective. This essay is an examination of these revisions in three of Graham's ballets: Night Journey, Clytemnestra, and Cave of the Heart. The analysis suggests that in her portrayal of Greek tragedies, Graham reveals a feminist consciousness, both as a revisionist and as an artist who is recreating the female perspective in a patriarchal society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-217
Number of pages14
JournalText and Performance Quarterly
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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Martha Graham's Re‐Vision of Jocasta, Clytemnestra, and Medea. / Corey, Frederick.

In: Text and Performance Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1990, p. 204-217.

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