2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

You Can't Take it With You Dramaturgical Website

Hannah Smith, University of Northern Iowa
Zoella Sneed, University of Northern Iowa
Cheyenne Kay, University of Northern Iowa
Jenna Bauch, University of Northern Iowa
Savanna Burkle, University of Northern Iowa
Abigail Chagolla, University of Northern Iowa
Kennedy Keil, University of Northern Iowa
Thayne Lamb, University of Northern Iowa
Megan Lenstra, University of Northern Iowa
Collin Ridgley, University of Northern Iowa
Hannah Twitchell, University of Northern Iowa

Abstract

The presenters are enrolled in TheatreUNI’s Dramaturgy course where they study drama through a theoretical lens to create analytical criticism and research contextual support for TheatreUNI’s current productions. They have compiled research into a dramaturgical website focused on topics relating to the text of Kaufman and Hart’s Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can’t Take it With You. We will be presenting our final website designed for TheatreUNI patrons, and discussing each of the topics that we individually researched. Our research covers the following topics through the lens of the 1930’s: Great Depression, entertainment industry, music, fashion, immigration, the Russian Revolution, Rasputin, and the Romonovs, the public’s views of the IRS, the FBI, use of fireworks, comedic styles, and racism present in the original text and how TheatreUNI is overcoming it.

 
Apr 17th, 12:00 PM Apr 17th, 4:00 PM

You Can't Take it With You Dramaturgical Website

The presenters are enrolled in TheatreUNI’s Dramaturgy course where they study drama through a theoretical lens to create analytical criticism and research contextual support for TheatreUNI’s current productions. They have compiled research into a dramaturgical website focused on topics relating to the text of Kaufman and Hart’s Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can’t Take it With You. We will be presenting our final website designed for TheatreUNI patrons, and discussing each of the topics that we individually researched. Our research covers the following topics through the lens of the 1930’s: Great Depression, entertainment industry, music, fashion, immigration, the Russian Revolution, Rasputin, and the Romonovs, the public’s views of the IRS, the FBI, use of fireworks, comedic styles, and racism present in the original text and how TheatreUNI is overcoming it.