2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

Presentation Type

Open Access Oral Presentation

Keywords

Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961. You can't take it with you--Criticism, Textual; Drama--Technique;

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.

Start Date

17-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2020 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Amy S. Osatinski

Department

Department of Theatre

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

File Format

application/pdf

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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.