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dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Robert James
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-20T01:46:09Z
dc.date.available2015-04-20T01:46:09Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/6519
dc.description.abstractAgainst a backdrop of derision and ridicule, transgender characters have been poorly represented in theatre throughout history. After lengthy interviews with two transgender subjects, consideration is given to theatrical form, narrative, and metaphor in the creation of a new stage play that explores transgender issues in contemporary society. Trans Tasmin counters the historical discrimination of transgender representation by placing the transgender characters as credible protagonists. By considering transgender representation in New Zealand plays, and examining models of socio-political plays, the debate around transgender issues is broadened beyond the realm of pantomime and grotesquery. Trans Tasmin removes transgender characters from ‘theatre-of-ridicule’ and relocates them to ‘theatre-ofacceptance’.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectTransgender people in literatureen_US
dc.subjectTheatreen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.titleWhat are the theatrical considerations in writing a play which broadens the debate around transgender issues? : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in English at Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Philosophy (M.Phil.)en_US


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