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A Touching Text: Dundee, Tehran and The Winter's Tale

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This essay explores the changes undertaken by the Dundee Repertory Company on their production of The Winter's Tale, when they performed the play at Fajr International Drama Festival in Tehran. The essay begins with an account of the 2001 presentation in Dundee, focussing upon the way in which the director, Dominic Hill, interpreted the play to emphasise comic exuberance and female autonomy. The second part explores the necessary decisions made by Hill and the cast to ensure that the play could be performed in Tehran, alterations that undercut the earlier focus upon humour and women's roles in society. The paper concludes with an interrogation of how political and artistic discourses are inextricably bound together in twenty-first century theatre.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages > English
Authors :
Wynne-Davies, M
Date : 2010
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ContributionNameEmailORCID, C, K, R Koten, H of Jordanstone College, University of Dundee,
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