“Listen I will tell the story to you / As I have been told it”: Memory and identity in the plays of Nicola McCartney
McKean, Kathy (2011) “Listen I will tell the story to you / As I have been told it”: Memory and identity in the plays of Nicola McCartney. International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen, 4 (1). ISSN 2046-5602 (Print), 2046-5602 (Online)Full text not available from this repository.
Jo has an obsession with time and memory, and an unspecified “communication disorder” (McCartney 1999: 19).2 In these respects, this character in Nicola McCartney’s Home (Tron 1999) embodies a number of the writer’s concerns and recurring themes which I shall explore in this article. McCartney describes the origins of her plays as “a feeling”, one that she wants her audience to share in and understand. Consequently she structures her plays in order that the audience might experience events as her protagonist does (2011b). This frequently involves a fracturing of space and a palimpsestic vision of time, in which language and form resonate with notions of memory.
|Additional Information:|| International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Film is being launched in 2011 by Queen Margaret University and Kingston University The academic web-only journal will appear in June and twice a year thereafter.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Nicola McCartney, drama, Scotland|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater|
|Pre-2014 Departments:||School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
|Last Modified:||14 Oct 2016 09:13|
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