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Hélène Cixous and the Theatre

The Scene of Writing


Julia Dobson

The theatre, both as metaphor and practice, is central to Cixous’ writing, yet has rarely been accorded the importance it merits within her œuvre. The constant concerns of her work are represented and explored in plays which address individual and collective stories of difference, exile, love and writing. This book offers a clear contextualisation of Cixous’ theatre alongside detailed analyses of individual plays and argues for a reading of Cixous’ theatre as a dramatisation of the writing process.
Contents: This book explores Cixous’ theatre from the early plays of the 70s to the productions of the 90s and combines a solid introduction to her theatre with close analysis of individual plays.