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From Madea to Media MogulTheorizing Tyler Perry$
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TreaAndrea M. Russworm, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Karen M. Bowdre

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496807045

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2018

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496807045.001.0001

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Playing with the Changes

(p.233) Epilogue
From Madea to Media Mogul

Miriam J. Petty

University Press of Mississippi

Miriam J. Petty contributes a brief reflection on her personal and professional engagement with Perry’s controversial character Madea. She thinks about Madea as a figure that allows Perry the freedom to cross otherwise uncrossable lines and boundaries, and to play generically, iconographically, intertextually, cross-culturally, visually, intergenerationally and performatively. Playing in this multitude of ways allows him to bring Madea forth in all of her taboo, ideologically vexed, contradictory glory. Ultimately, the one act enables the other; their interconnectedness is at the core of Perry’s significance as contemporary cultural phenomenon.

Keywords:   Play, Madea, Performative, Contradictory, Phenomenon

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