Theatre & Dance ETDs

Author

Matt Diel

Publication Date

1-29-2009

Abstract

This paper discusses the potential avenues of relationship between interactive media, particularly video games, and more traditional forms of theatrical production. It looks at the major theoretical paradigms of game structure in comparison to Aristotle's Poetics to find points of overlap between these two seemingly divergent entities, video games and theatre. As a specific point of reference, it also examines how my own artistic work has roots in both these worlds, and how the deepened understanding of their structures might contribute to my own artistic development.

Degree Name

Dramatic Writing

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Theatre & Dance

First Advisor

Linnell, Jim

First Committee Member (Chair)

Herrera, Brian

Second Committee Member

Avila, Elaine

Third Committee Member

Jones, David Richard

Language

English

Keywords

Video games

Document Type

Dissertation

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