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    • The bardic imperative in the drama of Marina Carr and Conor McPherson 

      Ryan, Owen Thomas (Dublin Business School, 2010)
      The purpose of this Final Year Project is to demonstrate the formative impact of Ireland’s bardic narrative tradition on modern Irish drama and to show how elements of this bardic discourse, particularly in relation to the ...
    • Dissident clowning : Dario Fo and the politics of Commedia Dell'Arte 

      Martin, Paul (Dublin Business School, 2006)
      The purpose of this Final Year Project is to demonstrate the politically dissident potential latent in commedia dell' arte and to describe how this potential was tapped in the twentieth century with particular reference ...
    • Dynamism of character in Shakespeare's mature tragedies 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Associated University Presses, 2003)
      Dynamism of character in Shakespeare's mature tragedies applies the systems theory of character to the analysis of the psychological and dramatic consistence of the main characters from Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth.
    • An exploration of Frank Allen's state of the nation plays 

      O'Reilly, Sandra (Dublin Business School, 2013)
      This Final Year Project sets out to explore the dramatic work of Frank Allen, a Dublin director and playwright. As this is the first time his work has been examined in academic discourse, this Final Year Project makes a ...
    • ‘A god / good kissing carrion’ : Hamlet II.ii.181 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Regents of the University of Colorado, 2001)
      During his first public appearance as a ‘madman ,’ Hamlet treats the importunate Polonius with a number of equivocations, saying among other things what in most editions of the play is rendered as: ‘For if the sun breed ...
    • Looking for Ariel and finding Caliban : psychological warfare and women in Strindberg’s naturalistic dramas 

      Donnelly, Stephen (Dublin Business School, 2013)
      In this dissertation I shall examine the treatment of women in three of the naturalistic plays of August Strindberg. He was writing extensively on Darwinism and, through his Vivisections collection of essays, examining the ...
    • Post narrative drama : Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot'. 

      Burke, Cathal (Dublin Business School, 2008)
      Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot has baffled critics and audiences alike since its first production in 1953. Beckett's radical new tragic-comedy formula re-wrote the theatrical rule book and Waiting for Godot became the ...
    • Post-colonial theory and conjecture in relation to William Shakespeare's The Tempest 

      Murphy, Karen (Dublin Business School, 2003)
      The Tempest, William Shakespeare's final play, was performed for the first time in 1611 and since then has been tirelessly scrutinised by critics and theorists interpreting it from autobiographical, psychoanalytical, Marxist ...
    • Post-modern Ireland in the works of Patrick McCabe 

      Dempsey, Olive (Dublin Business School, 2007)
      This Final Year Project explores how post-modern Ireland's national, cultural and social anxieties are manifested in the neo-gothic fiction of Patrick McCabe. In recent decades, Ireland has undergone major cultural, social ...
    • Sean O'Casey and the myth of a national Irish identity 

      McNulty, Malachy (Dublin Business School, 2003)
      At the beginning of the twentieth century, Ireland was at a stage of crisis in the search for a definitive, national Irish identity. Such a search was in vain and Sean 0' Casey's works show why. He voiced the end result ...
    • Spring will return and nothing will grow : the plays of Caryl Churchill through the journey of second wave feminism 

      Green, Laura (Dublin Business School, 2014)
      As a female playwright on the British stage at the peak of second wave feminism, Caryl Churchill presents many of the core issues and ideals at the centre of the movement. This thesis explores the ways in which the development ...
    • Succulent old bags, tarts and tables : a voyage through Pinterland 

      Yaqoobi, Noora (Dublin Business School, 2007)
      This discussion aims to analyze the various aspects of Pinter's critique on language as expressed in the content of three of his plays: The Birthday Party, The Dumb Waiter, and The Homecoming. The content of this discussion ...
    • A systems model of the evolution of literary paradigms 

      Sadowski, Piotr (De Gruyter, 2002)
      The paper applies a cybernetic theory of the dynamism of systems to create a model of the evolution of literary paradigms in a macro-historical perspective, that is, from the hypothetical beginnings of literature up to the ...
    • Turnerian rebel. Uncovering the anthropologist Victor Turner's liminality in modern performance 

      Monks, Laura (Dublin Business School, 2014)
      This thesis shall utilize the anthropological studies of Victor Turner to focus on the capacity for an individual, or Turnerian Rebel, to induce ambiguous, and thus possibly revolutionary, symbolic exchange on the musical ...
    • William Shakespeare's history plays : ideologically conformist or politically subversive? 

      Maloney, Raymond (Dublin Business School, 2007)
      William Shakespeare's plays and their formal construction are particularly rich, dense and complicated. His plays offer complex interpretive choices and constantly throw up questions about our critical and theoretical ...
    • Women on the Restoration stage 

      Goslin, Jean (Dublin Business School, 2007)
      I intend to explore the impact of the arrival of women to the stage during Charles the second's reign in England. Following twelve years of Puritan Commonwealth, the Restoration of the monarchy heralded a period of political ...