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English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing
Communication and the arts, Language, literature and linguistics, Original writing
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Rhubarb is a collection of two one-act comedies written in the absurdist tradition, with a critical statement that offers the project's framework. Both plays engage the discord between the human inclination to search for inherent meaning and the ultimate inability to find any. Case #6,037,492,801 concerns two of Hell's recently deceased as they determine the confines of their afterlife. Fishbowl focuses on a new recruit as she ascends a corporate system. The characters in these plays are atypical, either being flat or extremely exaggerated, working as parts of the larger metaphor. These plays are satirical, being saturated with nonsense and meaningless dialogue. The conventional well-made play structure is subverted so time is unstable and largely irrelevant, and the plot is circular but also intermittent.
Kulinski, Wiktor (Victor), "Rhubarb A Play and Two Halves" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 8222.