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In 2019 Barbie turns 60. Never only a toy, she defines the stellar. In Plastic's Republic, Giovanna Riccio delves into Barbie's impact on female beauty highlighting how plasticity in body and persona have allowed the doll to remain top-diva. Other poems bring to life, Mattel's movers-n-shakers who created Barbie to be their in-house money maker. Riccio's Plastications lyrics illustrate how Barbie's mouldable nature lets Mattel position their high achiever as ever-relevant, arguably, by exploiting social trends, political movements and historical events. In the Human Barbies section, Barbie becomes plastic surgery's prophet, spawning “plastic-positive” people who see their bodies as raw...


I'm plastic

in the original sense of the word,

the matter behind your need

for personal theatre, for the preview.

Calculated to be pivotal,

I'm a living doll

selling my own bill of goods.

Plastic's Republic

Giovanna Riccio
Plastic's Republic
A Voluntary Crucifixion
Falconi's Tractor
The Oulipo Challenge
The Afrikaner
Swinging Between Water and Stone
Trapped: A Mother's Quest to Reclaim Her Daughters
A Day in June
Downtown Flirt
Quill of the Dove
Revolt/ Compassion: Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance
Rosemary Bluebell
Tenacity: How Two Mums Fought a War Against Drugs