Megara

Theater of the Home Front: Gendered Trauma in Greek Tragedy

In plays about war and homecoming, male and female characters are both traumatized by the extreme events that disrupt their lives, but structural forces, including gender and class hierarchies, shape their pain in different ways, affecting how these characters react to and express their pain, trauma, and grief in performance. These same structural forces also determine how other characters - and the external audience - respond to their expressions of… Read more

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