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Title: Negotiations between the page, ear and eye : creating poetic texts for performance, radio and stage
Author: Nichols, Cath
ISNI:       0000 0004 2745 6788
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2010
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Poetry may be transmitted through public readings, stage plays, radio dramas or drama-documentaries, as well as through books. It can be delivered by persons differently linked to the text: by the poet-writer, by other poets, by actors, or, indeed, by the reader who reads silently to him or herself. This thesis is interested in the way that a poem communicates not only through the page but without the mediation of an obvious physical text. I am interested in 'out loud' versions of poetry, vocal and visual presentations, which bring an emphasis upon the audiences' experiences, usually gained through the ear and the eye. My introduction considers where the radio or stage writing poet comes from, in order to give context to four research questions. Verse drama is explored and the role of the poet within twentieth and twenty-first century theatre is considered. The first chapter asks what radio offers the poet which the page does not. The second chapter asks what performance offers the poet which the page does not (as solo reading and as revue, or as dramatised performance). The third chapter considers how poetry may be adapted to suit these spaces through case studies that compare the same work re-made for different media. The fourth chapter discusses my own writing and how it has crossed differing circumstances and media; and how this process is a negotiation with opportunities and constraints, rather than an entirely prescriptive or proscriptive process. The PhD comprises a 50-50 split between Creative and Critical investigations and should be read alongside the Creative portfolio States a/Grace if the predominantly self-reflective fourth chapter of this thesis is of interest.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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