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Memory, identity, and farce in carnival mirrors : a director's approach to David Lindsay-Abaire's "Fuddy Meers".

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dc.contributor.advisor Toten Beard, Deanna M., 1969-
dc.contributor.author Buck, Daniel Andrew.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Theatre Arts. en
dc.date.copyright 2010-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/7930
dc.description.abstract American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s central subject of interest is a world turned upside down by hardship and pain. Although commonly labeled a dark farce, Lindsay-Abaire’s 1999 play, Fuddy Meers, is haunted by the spirit of medieval folk festivals in its grotesque imagery and subversive laughter. This thesis offers an examination of the social function of laughter in Fuddy Meers and its generic influences. The study details the biography of the playwright, examines his body of work, and offers a complete analysis of the play. It also follows the production process of the Baylor University Theater 2009 staging of the play from conception to performance. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Fuddy Meers. en
dc.subject Farce. en
dc.subject David Lindsay-Abaire. en
dc.title Memory, identity, and farce in carnival mirrors : a director's approach to David Lindsay-Abaire's "Fuddy Meers". en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.F.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Theatre Arts. en


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