Defense Date

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Theatre

First Advisor

Richard Newdick and James Pendleton

Abstract

A playwright is confronted with a barrage of problems each time he attempts to write a playscript. As each problem is either solved, eliminated, or worked out on its own, the play grows closer to its life upon the stage. In writing The Invalid, I was spared not one of the many problems a playwright faces when he writes a play. am certain that I not only encountered, but solved many of the same problems that other writers encounter, in a manner not unlike their own. In fact, in this introduction, I present a few thoughts by other playwrights who have inspired much of my own work in the theatre. The problem I discovered to be central in the creation of The Invalid is that of creating character.

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VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

7-25-2016

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