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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:52663
Doc. No:TL22617
Call number:‭1453020‬
Main Entry:Kelli Rae Marino
Title & Author:“Someone, anyone”: Contemporary theatre's empathetic villainKelli Rae Marino
College:The University of Arizona
Date:2008
Degree:M.A.
student score:2008
Page No:134
Abstract:Over the course of theatre's history, villains had stereotypical traits: revenge, greed, and power. Contemporary villains, though, evoke more empathy and sympathy from audiences than classic villains. In an effort to understand the roots of villainous behavior in contemporary characters, this thesis surveys a few notable classic villains to help compare the classic to the contemporary. While holding on to qualities of the classic stereotypes, contemporary playwrights create frequent moments of sympathy and empathy for villains who appeal to audiences' desires to connect, justify, and understand the reasons for their villainies. This thesis investigates despicable yet empathetic villains in three plays: Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane, and Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins. An analysis of the playwrights' manipulation of characters and traits, as well as audience expectations, provides a theory on the new villain type and the lessons that can be learned.
Subject:Communication and the arts; Language, literature and linguistics; Contemporary theatre; Kushner, Tony; McDonagh, Martin; Sondheim and Weidman; Sondheim, Stephen; Sympathy and empathy; Villain; Weidman, John; Theater; American literature; 0465:Theater; 0591:American literature
Added Entry:J. Dickey
Added Entry:The University of Arizona