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“Listen I will tell the story to you / As I have been told it”: Memory and identity in the plays of Nicola McCartney

“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)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] 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
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Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4964

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