-제5회 세계 여성극작가회의 및 여성연극제 초청공연
2000. 10. 1-7
그리스 아테네, Theatre Roes
출연: 강화정/말하는 여자
May I write words more naked than flesh,
stronger than bone, more resilient than
sinew, sensitive than nerve.
CLIO / HISTORY
CALLIOPE / EPIC POETRY
URANIA / ASTRONOMY
MELPOMENE / TRAGEDY
ERATO / LOVE POETRY
ELITERE / LYRIC POETRY
THALIA / COMEDY
TERPSICHORE / CHORAL DANCE
POLYMNIA / SACRED POETRY
"Open paragraph It was
the first day period
She had come from a far period tonight at dinner
comma the families would ask comma open
quotation marks How was the first day interroga-
tion mark close quotation marks at least to say
the least of it possible comma the answer would be
open quotation marks there is but one thing period
There is someone period From a far period
close quotation marks" (DICTEE, p.1)
Re-interpreting Today‘s Myths
by Margareta Skantze
A seminar held at
5th International Women Playwrights Conference "Eros
Athens and Delphi 1/7 October 2000
Yesterday I saw a wonderful play Dictee based on
texts by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, adapted and staged
by Kyong-Sook O, founder of the Korean theatre group
Mythos. It summed up much of the themes of this seminar.
Dictee shows the initation process of a modern young
Korean woman. It is a Grail legend with a female protagonist.
In order to find her own identity she looks for her
matrilinear heritage, her foremothers, her mother
and her grandmother. She looks for the history of
her own country. In her quest she is accompanied by
a woman saint: Jeanne d´Arc who is split in two, just
as bewildered as the young and passionate female protagonist.
Her dark hair is dyed blonde, the upper part of her
body is dressed in armour concealing her breasts,
whereas the lower part of her body is dressed in the
most romantic and feminine dream of them all: the
white fluffy skirt of a ballet dancer.
In her quest for her self the young
woman turns to the Greek Muses hoping for an answer
to her quest. Finally she finds her inner sacred space.
The play ends with her standing behind a thin, thin
veil looking into a beautiful sanctuary filled with
music, golden sunrays and movement.