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A Case Study in Playwriting: Laura Wade's Posh

Vient, Aimee (2021) A Case Study in Playwriting: Laura Wade's Posh. Master of Arts by Research (MARes) thesis, University of Kent,. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.88083) (KAR id:88083)

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Abstract

This dissertation is a case study focusing on how a play is developed during the production process. By breaking down the changes that took place in the six years (2007-2012) of edits in Laura Wade's Posh, one can see that a script is only finished once it begins production. The adjustments Wade made reflects the change in the British political, financial and sociological environment, which affects the scripts. This illustrates that theatre is an organic medium, and should evolve throughout the production process. Writing a complete script is just the beginning in theatre though there are classes, books and workshops one can take to write a play, the final product is not complete until it moves into production. Knowing Wade's projection as a playwright, how she writes, as well as her theatre history, one concludes that theatre is a group effort and that writing a play is only the first step in a complicated, multifaceted medium when working in the theatre.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Arts by Research (MARes))
Thesis advisor: May, Shaun
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.88083
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 14 May 2021 07:27 UTC
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 07:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/88083 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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