Amazon Intertextuality and Sinuosity in Sandra Shotlander's Angels of Power

Hypatia 10 (4):90 - 103 (1995)

Angels of Power, by Australian lesbian playwright Sandra Shotlander, illustrates political strategies described by American lesbian philosopher Jeffner Allen. In the play three female members of Australian parliament align to force regulation of new reproductive technologies. Using essentialist, materialist, liberal, and radical feminist arguments, the characters practice sinuous strategies through loading and layering female signs (intertextuality) in order to eradicate patriarchal signification and reenact a contemporary version of ancient Amazons taking over the Acropolis.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1995.tb01000.x
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