Readings and theoretical references
The primary literary/intertextual reference of Transverse Orientation is easily pinpointed in Greek mythology, and more specifically the story of the Minotaur. However, Greek mythology is not the only source of inspiration of the dramatic 'plot'. In the archive of Dimitris Papaioannou one easily locates several further readings revolving around the central theme of the performance, the succession and the path towards the end. Among them, the poems Thrush by Georgios Seferis and Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.