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surrogate

n. 1) a person acting on behalf of another or a substitute, including a woman who gives birth to a baby of a mother who is unable to carry the child. 2) a judge in some states (notably New York) responsible only for probates, estates, and adoptions.

surrogate

adjective acting, alternate, deputy, foster, imitation, makeshift, provisional, proxy, pseudo, representative, simulated, stand-in, substitute, substitutional, vicarial, vicarious, vicarius
See also: attorney in fact, conduit, deputy, intermediary, judge, plenipotentiary, proctor, proxy, replace, replacement, substitute

SURROGATE. In some of the states, as in New Jersey, this is the name of an officer who has jurisdiction in granting letters testamentary and letters of administration.
     2. In some states, as in Pennsylvania, this officer is called register of wills and for granting letters, of administration in others, as in Massachusetts, he is called judge of probates.

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This is where the principle of surrogation intersects with the workings of authority.
Through what means and processes of surrogation does the centre hold?
This substitution may not plumb the depths of national collective memory that Joseph Roach identifies with surrogation, the drive to fill gaps, inconsistencies, or outright contradictions in "perceived social relations" through performance.
In Joseph Roach's terms, this is a process of surrogation in which the incoming candidate wrestles with what is forgotten but not gone (although in Stratford, little is ever forgotten).
My argument here may appear to be more concerned with performance generally than theatre specifically; however, it will become clear that race and gender were enacted and imagined through what Joseph Roach terms "effigying," a process of surrogation or substitution that "evoke[s] an absence" and "fills by means of surrogation a vacancy created by the absence of an original" (36).
In the life of a community," Roach writes, "the process of surrogation does not begin or end but continues as actual or perceived vacancies occur in the network of relations that constitutes the social fabric" (2).
For Hopkins, Visscher's view also epitomizes how mappings came to function as "the substitution for, or surrogation of, performance," in contrast to medieval mappings which "presumed that the map would precede or produce a particular performance," such as travel (97).
Roach's notion of the effigy, an object (or actor) that "fills by means of surrogation a vacancy created by the absence of an original" and "hold[s] open a place in memory into which many different people may step according to circumstances and occasions," applies beautifully to the bloody handkerchief, 36.
Diana Taylor provides an additional, suggestive framework within which to think about adaptation in her critique of Joseph Roach's concept of surrogation, in the context of a discussion of cultural memory and trauma.