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Trucking Systems From Greece To America: Metaphorai, The Bacchai, and the Problem of Vision in the Contemporary Theatre
The Journal of Religion and Theatre
  • Daniel Larner, Fairhaven College, Western Washington University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-2004
Abstract

Imagine my surprise as I walked around Athens in April of 1995, eagerly reading every word on every sign I saw, trying to digest my surroundings and intensify my encounter with the Greek language--imagine my surprise to see the same startling word painted on the side of one truck after another, the word metaforai.

It was a foreign land, a new culture for me. Maybe it would not be totally outrageous to find one truck full of metaphors, but two...three...a dozen? This is quite a business in Greece! Maybe when you have a culture that is three or four thousand years old you need a fleet of trucks to carry your metaphors around in.

Citation Information
Daniel Larner. "Trucking Systems From Greece To America: Metaphorai, The Bacchai, and the Problem of Vision in the Contemporary Theatre" The Journal of Religion and Theatre Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_larner/14/