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Fragments of Myth: Maricla Boggio's 'Greek Tragedies'

Daniela Cavallaro


I will devote this article to an analysis of how Boggio, while constructing her lays on quotations from traditional authors, succeeded in raising many issues of vital importance for Italian women in the late 1970s: in particular the relationship with power in Antigone di Sofocle, the silencing of women's desire in Fedra, and the relationship with other women in Medea. I will also show how throughout the three plays, Boggio increasingly reappropriated not only Greek tragedy, but the entire canon of Western literature, opposing patriarchy's denial of a voice to women an giving expression to her female protagonists.

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