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The Cherub's Mask: Utilizing Personal Experience Within Dramatic Work

The Cherub's Mask: Utilizing Personal Experience Within Dramatic Work

dc.contributor.advisor Lodewyck, Laura
dc.contributor.author Morsovillo, Jack
dc.contributor.editor Aitchison, David
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-12T17:49:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-12T17:49:37Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-15
dc.date.submitted 2017-05-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10969/1204
dc.description.abstract Through playwriting, writers can utilize autobiographical elements to create a piece that feels authentic. However, simply staging someone's life does not always yield the strongest artistic choices. Through this balance of using autobiographical elements and fictionalizing aspect for artistic expression, the work has greater artistic impact. The first section provides a case study of how playwrights, such as Tennessee Williams, employ their lived experience, but also create deliberately fictionalized and artistically interesting narratives. The second section details the writing and staging of original theatrical, The Cherub's Mask, that I wrote with student Jack Lindberg. Through the analysis of the writing, staging and directing processes, I detail how making artistic choices that deviate from the autobiographical events help the piece become artistically successful in the tradition of classic 20th century American playwrights. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title The Cherub's Mask: Utilizing Personal Experience Within Dramatic Work en_US
dc.type Thesis

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