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dc.contributor.advisorCrespy, David Allisoneng
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Heidi, 1979-eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 18, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. David Crespy.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstractSarah Ruhl is one of the most promising young playwrights working in the theatre today. While she is still in the early phases of her career, her work has garnered significant critical attention and has been produced by theatres across the nation. Much of the attention focused on Ruhl's work centers on her innovative and poetic sense of visual style and her use of magic theatricality. I am more interested in how Ruhl treats questions of femininity within her plays. This interest leads me to an analysis of Ruhl's women as characters and how they depict women's experience. On a deeper level, I hope to excavate Ruhl's staging of gender through a study of the representational forms she employs within her work and how they interact with strands of feminist theory. In particular, Ruhl's plays (particularly the Clean House, Eurydice, and In the Next Room, or the Vibrator play) suggest an analysis based in embodiment, looking and the gaze, and domesticity.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentiii, 61 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb79401685eng
dc.identifier.oclc649029191eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8064
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/8064eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theseseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshRuhl, Sarah -- Criticism and interpretationeng
dc.subject.lcshRuhl, Sarah -- Characters -- Womeneng
dc.subject.lcshTheatereng
dc.subject.lcshDramatistseng
dc.titleSarah Ruhl's women : gender, representation and subversion in the Clean house, Eurydice and In the next room, or the vibrator playeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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