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Title: A conspiracy of equals : the theatre of the Riot Group
Author: Brown, Mark
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 0203
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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In this thesis my aim is to create the first substantial overview and analysis of the work of the United States-based theatre company the Riot Group. The thesis traces the development of the company's work, chronologically, from its establishment in 1997; the only play not to be ft covered is their most recent work, Hearts of Man, a work-in-progress which has yet to receive its UK premiere. The basis for the critical analysis of the company's theatre is the idea that the aesthetic practices of Shaplin as a playwright and the Riot Group as a company are both inseparable and almost organically adaptive. My thesis, in this sense, is that Shaplin and his co-conspirators are. to borrow a phrase from Claude Levi-Strauss, "bricoleurs" that is that, rather than belonging to any one school or tradition, they draw upon the general culture's existing ''heterogeneous repertoire."
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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