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ERIC Number: EJ1106429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
An Allegory of Addiction Recovery: Exploring the Performance of "Eumenides" by Aeschylus, as Adapted by 18 ANO Theatre Group
Zontou, Zoe
Research in Drama Education, v18 n3 p261-275 2013
This paper examines the performance of the "Eumenides," as adapted and performed by 18 ANO theatre group. 18 ANO is the theatre group of the Drug dependence treatment unit 18 ANO of Attica's Psychiatric Hospital, which is based in Athens, Greece. Each year 18 ANO organises performances in the wider community with the aim of promoting social inclusion for people in recovery from alcohol and drug dependency. Their performances are usually adaptations of classical play-scripts, which operate as an allegory of recovery from addiction. Drawing on Jan Cohen-Cruz's theory of "engaging performance," this paper explores that the extent to which the adaptation of classic plays can be used successfully as an allegory of the participants' personal stories of overcoming addiction and stigmatisation. It proposes that the act of watching a classical play adapted by members of a drug dependency rehabilitation unit could potentially challenge the social stereotypes and misconception frequently associated with addiction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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