Award Date

1-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Theatre Arts

Number of Pages

80

Abstract

The thesis, using Husserlian phenomenology, presents a descriptive, analytical approach for theatrical works. The methodology consists of two parts: "feeling" and "meaning." "Feeling" covers the reader/viewer's experience of the work; "meaning" covers the source of that experience in the work. An introductory portion asks the analyzer to describe the autonomous aspects of the work. The evaluative conclusion asks the reader/viewer to describe change or lack thereof in the personal perspective; Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Edith Stein's treatment of empathy, and Ernst Cassirer's paradigms of cultural expression are all used to enrich the analytical approach. Two plays, Caryl Churchill and David Lan's A Mouthful of Birds, and Jean Genet's The Screens, and one performance piece, Holly Hughes' Dress Suits for Hire, demonstrate the approach.

Keywords

Analyzing; Based; Criticism; Methodology; Phenomenological; Phenomenologically; Theatrical; Works

Controlled Subject

Theater; Philosophy

File Format

pdf

File Size

1802.24 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/kspf-3cdd


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