Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
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Second Committee Member
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This thesis examines the relationship between dramatic structure and women's responses to oppression. 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.
Anger, Dramaturgy, Feminism, Nina Morrison, Sarah Kane, Suzan-Lori Parks
v, 39 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-39).
Copyright © 2017 Alison Ruth
Ruth, Alison. "Look forward in anger: non-orthodox structure in the works of Kane, Parks, and Morrison." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2017.