Wednesday, October 22, 2003

"Finally, a Zizekian fractured fairy tale (see The Plague of Fantasies (London: Verso, 1997), p. 74 and 84n25). A young woman, an unhappy, scorned-by-her-family-and-peers princess, befriends and kisses a slimy frog. The frog turns into a young, handsome, rich prince, and their friendship turns to Love in all its glory. After five years of marriage, however, the princess sees that her prince is just a frog. (Analyze the tale using the concepts of the "real" and the "Real.")"(Slavoj Zizek on Fantasy)

". . . in life, we never really do anything for the first time, always repeating past experiences, habits, rituals, conventions. Life is Theater."(Augusto Boal from introduction to Performance Studies by Richard Schechner)