Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorMcMullen, Anna
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Eileen Denn
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-28T10:20:41Z
dc.date.available2018-11-28T10:20:41Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationEileen Denn Jackson, 'The body sonic : performance of the voice in Paula Meehan's lyrical theatre', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Drama, 2008, pp 272
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 8399
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/85370
dc.description.abstractThe thesis investigates the dramatic repertoire of contemporary Irish poet and playwright, Paula Meehan (b. 1955). The five chapters explore Paula Meehan’s eight original plays and her theatre collaborations. To explore the dramatic lyricism of Meehan’s texts, the thesis develops the concept of the "body sonic" as a critical methodology to analyse the relationships between the text, the perfonnance of the text, and the performance of the voice. My analysis of Meehan’s critical engagement with theatre follows three principal axes to explore: 1) the lyrical tension created by the juxtaposition of the colloquial and prosodic, that produces a text of voice; 2) how Meehan’s texts reconfigure roles of authority and empowerment by endowing the main roles to women enabling them to become the new authors of their stories, and how their reinvented storytelling challenges archetypal roles and symbolism in myths and tales; and 3) how her theatre subjugates the linearity of history to a multi-temporality to recover alienated identities and silenced stories.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Drama
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb13331313
dc.subjectDrama, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titleThe body sonic : performance of the voice in Paula Meehan's lyrical theatre
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 272
dc.description.noteTARA (Trinity’s Access to Research Archive) has a robust takedown policy. Please contact us if you have any concerns: rssadmin@tcd.ie


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record