Date of Award

1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

First Advisor

Macleod, Alistair,

Keywords

Literature, Canadian (English).

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The View From Here is a project that intended to challenge traditional theatre forms, and traditional uses of stage space and time. In the play, three distinctly individual women are drawn together through common experiences and emotions by the catalyst that is art--be it literature, theatre, or the photography that is projected onto the set and the characters as part of the staging and the theme of the play. Essentially transformed and merged in the end, their solidarity is an affirmation of their belonging in a feminine, but not necessarily feminist, world that is definitively "theatrical" in its complexity. The theme of photojournalism, or journalism, in general, is used both as a contrast and a parallel to the theatre motif. As a play about women, The View From Here takes feminine issues such as battery, male-dominated careers, and patriarchal religions, and attempts to create a context in which its characters and its audience can begin to see the relational, inseparable, enriching contexts of their shared experience. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 34-02, page: 0533. Adviser: Alistair Macleod. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1995.

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