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Cuckoo: critical analysis and full-length play

Morris, Charlotte Lowri (2011)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

Cuckoo is set in a bedsit by the sea in Brighton. It opens with a man, Pete, descending the steps and entering his new home and the beginnings of a new life. Or so he hopes. Pete has been housed in the bedsit by Rooftops, a charity which aims to help people who have been homeless and alcoholic. His new life and the future in which he envisages being reconnected with his long lost daughter are intruded upon by the appearance of a stranger. Sammo enters Pete’s world and their friendship slowly unravels to reveal Sammo’s true motives. It is a play that focuses on our human need to connect and the complexities of such relationships.

In the accompanying thesis I have attempted to analyse the fundamental stages and processes that I proceeded through in order to arrive at the final draft of Cuckoo. I discuss the influences both on the course and otherwise that have contributed to the completion of this full-length play and the decisions made along the way.

Type of Work:M.Phil. thesis.
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
Subjects:PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:3103
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