Women Are Renamed
The theme of war has always been an unfading favorite. Filled with killing and shouting, it is always men's masculinity that embodies war and blankets out female images. One wonders, what was the wartime role of woman? To answer this question, the playwright Shi Ru-fang pays attention to women in times of war. She draws on the metacognitive device similar to that used by Pirandello in his Six Characters in Search of an Author to recount stories of women whose destinies are entangled with war.