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dc.contributor.advisorLondré, Felicia Hardison, 1941-
dc.contributor.authorAlderiso, James Michael
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016 Spring
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on June 13, 2016
dc.descriptionthesis advisor: Felicia Hardison Londré
dc.descriptionVita
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 55-56)
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Department of Theatre. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016
dc.description.abstractMamet on Mamet: Politics and Poetics in Oleanna, Race, The Anarchist, and China Doll” aims to illuminate Mamet’s mature aesthetic through a close examination of four of his later plays. The thesis blends textual examinations of the plays with reporting on major, commercial productions of them. The combination of the two modes yields insights about current perceptions of David Mamet’s place in the American theatre. In every chapter, Mamet’s The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture (2011)—a work of nonfiction by the playwright—is referenced to further highlight the themes of the play and the playwright. However, the first chapter “David Mamet and the Eight Selling Playwrights of the Twenty-first Century” is an introductory chapter that establishes Mamet’s canonical status in the theatre, within the pantheon of playwrights who are commercially reliable. The final chapter “Lions in Winter: China Doll” follows the format of the middle chapters, except for the primary account of attending the world premiere of the play at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre on Broadway in New York.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsThe eight selling playwrights and David Mamet -- Desires in the University: Oleanna -- Gladiators in the courtroom: Race -- Words in the office: The Anarchist -- Lions in winter: China Doll -- Epilogue
dc.format.extentvi, 57 pages
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/49321
dc.subject.lcshMamet, David -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Theatre
dc.titleMamet On Mamet: Politics and Poetics in Oleanna, Race, The Anarchist, and China Dolleng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre (UMKC)
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas City
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.A.


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