9780807849842

Imagining Medea

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807849842

  • ISBN10:

    0807849847

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr

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Summary

Fraden explores artist Rhodessa Jones's theater work with incarcerated women, known as the Medea Project. Balancing narrative & commentary, Fraden chronicles the process of turning the inmates' personal stories into public performance & investigates the possibilities for communication & social change of such combinations of art & activism.

Author Biography

Rhodessa Jones is co-artistic director of the San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Odyssey and founder of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. An award-winning performer, she has taught at the Yale School of Drama and the New College of California Rena Fraden is professor of English at Pomona College in Claremont, California

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Angela Y. Davis
Preface xiii
Introduction 1(26)
A Counter Epic: Making the Medea Project
27(40)
To Be Real: Rehearsing Techniques
67(53)
Prison Discourse: Surveying Lives
120(59)
Community Work: Imagining Other Spaces
179(28)
Appendix: Selected Performing and Directing Biography of Rhodessa Jones 207(2)
Notes 209(22)
Bibliography 231(10)
Index 241

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