The Culture's the Thing: An Exploration of Theatrical Productions Which Hold a Mirror Up to Society

Whitear, Bethan (2020) The Culture's the Thing: An Exploration of Theatrical Productions Which Hold a Mirror Up to Society. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This dissertation shall endeavour to explore the cultural art form of theatre through productions of six plays. These will be William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606) and Romeo and Juliet (1599), Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance (1892) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) and James Graham’s This House (2012) and Quiz (2017). Each chapter is dedicated to one of these playwrights and features at least one production which was staged at Chichester Festival Theatre. These plays and productions will be analysed to suggest the perceived interpretations of directors as inspired by their social contexts. Social attitudes at the time are examined in relation to these performances, signifying that theatre and its context are clearly connected.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ENL304 English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Departments > English and Creative Writing
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Wendy Ellison
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 09:51
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 10:03
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5388

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