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Cat’s Cradle: Unintended resonances?

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Abstract:

A literal interpretation of Cat’s Cradle cannot be taken seriously. The travelling through time and space of a family carrying a dead body to deposit it in a cinema suggests a metaphoric intention. This article speculates on resonances generated by the title and a critic’s proposal of a dead audience.

Keywords: attractor; connections; interpretation; mediation; play; resonance

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/sfs.3.2.143_1

Affiliations: University of Waikato

Publication date: 2013-10-01

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