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As the night the day : two one-act plays

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As the night the day : two one-act plays

Newman, Elise (2008) As the night the day : two one-act plays. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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The two one-act plays presented here explore the lengths to which one will go to justify one's worth. Through acts of emulation, the characters in Virginia and Raven for a Lark attempt to discover their own identity and rationalize their questionable actions. Following in the footsteps of childhood heroes or fictional figures, they cling to unrealistic images. Nevertheless, they push themselves to physical, moral, geographical, and artistic limits in the view of discovering and justifying their place in the world. Through intertextual allusions to Shakespeare, picture books, and travel accounts, these plays explore the sources and forces of inspiration, motivation, and agency. Loneliness and yearning for connection are expressed through monologue form; the speakers reach out to the audience and to absent characters but are ultimately alone on stage, observed and judged.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > English
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Newman, Elise
Pagination:v, 71 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:English
Date:2008
Thesis Supervisor(s):Leroux, Patrick
ID Code:975958
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:17
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:41
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