Trucking Systems From Greece To America: Metaphorai, The Bacchai, and the Problem of Vision in the Contemporary Theatre
Dramatic metaphor, Contemporary theatre
Imagine my surprise as I walked around Athens in April of 1995, eagerly reading every word on every sign I saw, trying to digest my surroundings and intensify my encounter with the Greek language--imagine my surprise to see the same startling word painted on the side of one truck after another, the word metaforai.
It was a foreign land, a new culture for me. Maybe it would not be totally outrageous to find one truck full of metaphors, but two...three...a dozen? This is quite a business in Greece! Maybe when you have a culture that is three or four thousand years old you need a fleet of trucks to carry your metaphors around in.
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Larner, Daniel, "Trucking Systems From Greece To America: Metaphorai, The Bacchai, and the Problem of Vision in the Contemporary Theatre" (2004). Fairhaven Faculty Publications. 2.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Metaphor; Drama—History and criticism
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Dionysus (Greek deity); Kushner, Tony. Angels in America