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Myths in crisis? Marina Carr's revision of feminine myths in contemporary Irish Theatre
The Grove - Working Papers on English Studies
<p class="CSPText">The theatre of Marina Carr evokes Sophocles' Electra in The Mai (1994), through female characters that pursue a mythical ending. It turns to classical modernity in Marble (2009), when women are unable to coexist with normative models, Trojan territories turn into unknown dreamlands, lasting and immaculate existences, that go beyond earthly life, are pursued, and the protagonists echo Greek heroines. Through a revision of the mythological content of her plays, the question ofdoi:10.17561/grove.v0i22.2697 fatcat:iru75dkm2becrp6q2chefnwfue