The collaborative impact : writing a play with the collaboration of actors
Lyall-Watson, Katherine (2007) The collaborative impact : writing a play with the collaboration of actors. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
How can a playwright share authorial control with a group of actors when creating a new play script? How does the individual playwright address matters of genre, form, style and structure to create a unifying theme, while remaining true to the dramatic intention and aesthetics of the group? What impact will the collaborators have on a playwright's work? Will they help or hinder the writing process? This exegesis closely follows the creation of a new play, The Woods, in a process where the playwright intended to facilitate a collaborative process with the actors rather than act as sole author. Issues arising in this mode of working include the real meaning of sole authorship, aesthetic integrity and creative power balance. The analysis of these issues will have relevance for theatre practitioners working in collaborative contexts.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Megarrity, David& Bolland, Craig|
|Keywords:||collaboration, collaborative theatre, group devised theatre, devising, playwrights, creativity, play building, play script, authorial control, theatre|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Department:||Faculty of Creative Industries|
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Katherine Lyall-Watson|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2008 14:06|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2011 05:49|
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