The Corrigan brothers

Williams, Daniel (2012). The Corrigan brothers. University of Birmingham. M.Phil.


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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: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Phil.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Phil.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater


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