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Title Greek Australia women playwrights of first and second generation

In this paper notions such as identity, immigrant culture and roles of diversity will be explored and will be presented as described in the plays of Greek-australian women playwrights of first and second generation. Their plays are about Greek and Australian contemporary issues and their 'in-between' experiences. Women playwrights as torch-bearers, challenge authority, patriarchal power, discrimination and exploitation.They introduce characters, relationships, situations as they understand and interpret them.Women playwrights utter their truth in their own 'voice'. Similarities and differences between playwrights of two generations may arise and conflicts be revealed.The traditional and the contemporary lifestyle will be exposed.The eternal dialogue between mother and daughter will be distinguished.

Primary author
Eleni Tsefala