Batavia and the Problem of Truth
Carr, Patrick (2005) Batavia and the Problem of Truth. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.
The play Batavia re-tells the story of a Dutch East India Company ship, wrecked off the West Australian coast in 1628. In writing Batavia, I consider issues of ethics and pragmatics in deciding how best to use or adapt historical sources--choices often between historical accuracy and effectiveness on stage. The playscript illustrates choices made. The exegesis examines the literature surrounding these considerations, and looks at other writers' comments and approaches to the problem. It suggests a pragmatics of playwrighting is well grounded in philosophy and is a more fruitful approach than the traditional 'ethical' approach.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)|
|Supervisor:||Glover, Stuart & Makeham, Paul|
|Keywords:||Batavia, shipwreck, Jeronimus Cornelius, Torrentius van der Beeck, Holocaust, pragmatic, ethics, pragmatics, Calvinism, Houtmans Abrollhos, accuracy, truth, cultural ownership, Dutch East India Company, Holland, Demidenko|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Department:||Faculty of Creative Industries|
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Patrick Carr|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2008 03:56|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2011 19:43|
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