Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2017

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Theatre Arts

First Advisor

Art Borreca

Abstract

This thesis examines the relationship between dramatic structure and women's responses to oppresson. By looking at Blasted by Sarah Kane, Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1,2, & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, and Feminaal by Nina Morrison, I examine the ways that questions of structure become questions of gender. I argue that these plays’ forms are purposeful embodiments of resistance and aggression and that the energetic connection between these plays is a current of anger.

Keywords

Anger, Dramaturgy, Feminism, Nina Morrison, Sarah Kane, Suzan-Lori Parks

Pages

v, 39 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-39).

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Alison Ruth

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