Theatre & Dance ETDs

Author

Nic Wehrwein

Publication Date

8-19-2011

Abstract

My analysis of others' works as well as my own has led me to focus on what I believe is the essential component to my writing--banter. Through discussing Abbott & Costello's Who's on First?, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Kevin Smith's Clerks, in addition to two of my plays, anything and always\u2026 and Back Home, this essay will define banter as a dramatic device that can be used as a means to further story, character, or the world of a script. This document, along with the attached appendix acts as one unit to illustrate my use of banter.

Degree Name

Dramatic Writing

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

Theatre & Dance

First Advisor

Herrera, Brian

First Committee Member (Chair)

McDuffie, Matt

Second Committee Member

Pearson, Susan

Third Committee Member

Stone, James

Language

English

Keywords

Dialogue in literature, Conversation in literature, Drama--Technique, Playwriting, American drama--21st century

Document Type

Dissertation

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