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(Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus

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Her plays include Blood and Ice (1982), Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off (1989), Perfect Days (1998), and adaptations like Moliere's Tartuffe (1985) and Miseryguts (The Misanthrope) (2002), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1989), Euripides' Medea (2000), which won the 2001 Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award, Chekhov's Three Sisters (2000) and Euripides and Sophocles' lives of Oedipus, Jokasta and Antigone in Thebans (2003).
Thus Jokasta curses "the infamous double bond" and marital "bed in which she brought forth husband by her husband, children by her own child," a paradigm of doubling's promiscuous magic, the "doubleness at the core of tragedy." (9)