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Title: Out of the Limelight (a Cycle of Plays) and The Singing Detective and Out of the Limelight: a Comparative Study
Author: Evans, Gwynne Wheldon
Awarding Body: Bangor University
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2007
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Abstract:
This Ph.D. in Creative and Critical Writing is presented in two parts. The first part consists of a cycle of four original teleplays entitled Out of the Limelight, portraying the experiences of members of a theatre company. The main character in each case is drawn into a world of constructed realism. Each character reacts in an individualistic way, in accordance with their purpose. In some cases there is a remedy, brought about by the character himself or by an outside force. Sometimes a combination of both is required. In one case the result is tragic. The second part of the Ph.D., a critical response to the Creative Writing of the first part, is in the form of a comparative study between the four teleplays and The Singing Detective by Dennis Potter. The relationship between reality and constructed realism is apparent in Potter's text in that the main character, Philip Marlow, uses a constructed world both as an escape mechanism and as a means of self analysis. The techniques used by both playwrights (myself and Potter) will be analysed and comparisons made in order to show the use and purpose of a constructed world in the experience of the characters in both Out of the Limelight and The Singing Detective.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Bangor University, 2007 Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.490423  DOI: Not available
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