Losing it

Symons, Abigail (2014). Losing it. University of Birmingham. M.Phil.

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Losing It is an exploration of faith and its ability to survive in the modern, contemporary world. It explores the subject through one character, David, brought up as an observant, ultra-Orthodox Jew. It follows his interactions with two non-Jewish students, Kate and Andy, who learn as much about him as he does about them. It is a coming-of-age play in which a boy’s faith and belief structures are tested and broken. It poses questions about the correct way to live life and the differences between tolerance, learning and acceptance of the different life choices made by others.

The accompanying essay discusses the process of writing a piece that deals with issues such as the loss of faith, sexual experience, an unwanted child, loss of a family and ultimately a complete change in priorities for one person.

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: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/4742


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