Williams, Daniel (2012)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.
The Corrigan Brothers is a full-length naturalistic drama in nine scenes. The play is a personal exploration of the themes of alcoholism and its effects on a family. The style of the play is that of a dark comedy, the humour stems from bathos and trying to overcome a dark situation through use of humour. A reflective essay accompanies the play. The essay sheds some light on the previously mentioned themes, but its main focus is a discussion of theatrical techniques used within The Corrigan Brothers and my own theatrical style. It also includes a discussion of the impact of other writers on the play and my theatrical voice, with emphasis placed on the plays of Harold Pinter and Eugene O’Neill and the novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
|Type of Work:||M.Phil. thesis.|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law|
|Department:||School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies|
|Subjects:||HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
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