Faculty Publications

Title

Seamless intertexts: Extrinsic and intrinsic intertextuality and Emily Mann's Execution of Justice

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Text and Performance Quarterly

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

44

Last Page

60

Abstract

This essay synthesizes theories of intertextuality in order to offer a method for studying a type of performance text: the seamless intertext. Specifically, those performance texts that combine various perspectives and discourses engender variation in audience response through the interplay of extrinsic and intrinsic intertextuality. It identifies four categories of intrinsic intertexts, evident in Emily Mann's play Execution of Justice, and analyzes how the juxtaposing of the various texts feature their points of plurality and contradiction. The final section demonstrates how this juxtaposition invites the audience to question and challenge the perspectives of the intrinsic intertexts it combines. © 1993 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1993

DOI of published version

10.1080/10462939309366031

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