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Odds and Clocks

Orfanou, Niki (2010)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Odds and Clocks explores different versions of reality as they emerge through Annabel, Beatrice and Charlie’s attempts to construct meaning and make sense of the world. As soon as the characters of the play find themselves trapped in a dark, empty space, they realize that they cannot explain their situation or even tell with conviction who they are themselves so they commence a game of role–playing with the aim of materializing their aspirations. It is Annabel, through the telling of an unusual kidnapping story, who manages momentarily to form a compelling truth that best serves her personal agenda. However, the supremacy of a single truth presupposes the exercise of power over the others and Annabel’s actions result in Beatrice’s eradication and Charlie’s humiliation. Annabel finally recognizes the futility of her endeavor and disappears. At the end, Beatrice reappears with a new version of the world as a circus; a terrain of experience and plurality.

Type of Work:M.Phil. thesis.
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
Subjects:PN Literature (General)
PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1260
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