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Attention Must Be Paid: A Critical Study of the Non-Traditional Leading Man in Twentieth Century Drama

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2013
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The role of the non-traditional leading man has painted a strong image which mirrors the cultural development of our identities; we turn to these men/characters to understand who, or why, we are. Their contributions require acknowledgement. This thesis is a study of the vital role the non-traditional leading man has played in the evolution of twentieth-century theatre. It will examine, through the use of ten plays, one from every decade of the twentieth century, and twelve male roles, the theory that some of the greatest leading male characters in modern theatre are not epitomized by the qualities identified with the stereotypical, romantic leading man, but instead by characters who serve as a representative of the evolution of man, and his ever-changing role in history.
Title: Attention Must Be Paid: A Critical Study of the Non-Traditional Leading Man in Twentieth Century Drama.
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Name(s): Cooper, Trevin, Author
Chicurel, Steven, Committee Chair
Listengarten, Julia, Committee Member
McCoy, Allen, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The role of the non-traditional leading man has painted a strong image which mirrors the cultural development of our identities; we turn to these men/characters to understand who, or why, we are. Their contributions require acknowledgement. This thesis is a study of the vital role the non-traditional leading man has played in the evolution of twentieth-century theatre. It will examine, through the use of ten plays, one from every decade of the twentieth century, and twelve male roles, the theory that some of the greatest leading male characters in modern theatre are not epitomized by the qualities identified with the stereotypical, romantic leading man, but instead by characters who serve as a representative of the evolution of man, and his ever-changing role in history.
Identifier: CFE0004665 (IID), ucf:49880 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Humanities, Theatre
Masters
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Subject(s): Theatre -- Acting -- Leading Man
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004665
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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