Jinx infinity and the conundrum of myth
Cameron, Donna Maree (2007) Jinx infinity and the conundrum of myth. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
The myth, Echo and Narcissus, is retold in a modern context in my play Jinx Infinity.
The accompanying exegesis examines the techniques I employed in writing this piece with reference also to two other plays I have written from myth. This exploration seeks to determine the fine balance between focusing or relying on the myth and the actuality of writing a dramatic text to be performed on stage by actors in front of a live audience. I was able to divide the results from the examination of my writing process into a ten-step guideline or template. The question of balance is addressed throughout the guidelines but becomes particularly vital in the final step, when the playwright is advised to forget the myth in order to ensure the established principles of playwriting are adhered to. If these principals are present and the essence of the ancient myth is inherent, then the final product should be a successful play containing a universal theme that will translate through the ages.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Scollen, Rebecca & Makeham, Paul|
|Keywords:||playwriting, myth, Narcissus, Echo, translation, adaptation, technique|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Department:||Faculty of Creative Industries|
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Donna Maree Cameron|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2008 04:04|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2011 19:48|
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