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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
2019
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