Theatre & Dance ETDs

Publication Date

7-8-2009

Abstract

This paper discusses different methods and theories in playwriting, specifically the importance of dramatic structure and the value of cultural awareness as a playwright. Many of the theories discussed range from Aristotle to more contemporary feminist theorist such as Marie Irene Fornes. It is followed by the play Deception Pass: An American Story, one of the plays discussed within the essay.

Degree Name

Dramatic Writing

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Theatre & Dance

First Advisor

Herrera, Brian E. Ph.D.

First Committee Member (Chair)

Linnell, James, Ph.D.

Second Committee Member

Warner, Sharon O.

Third Committee Member

Willis, Bryan

Language

English

Keywords

Theatre Theory, Feminist Theatre Theory, MFA Dramatic Writing

Document Type

Dissertation

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