chapter  2
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Finding faux fathers

If this chapter begins in the theatre, it does not end in the theatre. But it never leaves the theatre either, though the theatre ceases to be “just pretend” when explored as a vehicle for collective reconstitution of the so-called real. That is, in the undecideable slip and slide between the multiple meanings of “act”: to act as to feign, and to act as to do – between “acting” as merely citing and citation as an act – the theatre can turn inside out and all the way around.1 Traversing the stage at a diagonal, this chapter sets out to think about patricidic culture at the pass.