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Recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Master's Thesis Award - Third Place.

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Abstract

The construction of space has become such a common process for modernity that its culture would argue spatial experiences as intrinsic in nature. However, it is through the consideration of the experience of space and spatial boundaries one notices the cooperative nature of space. This thesis explores the early modem constructions of space and the development of the modem idea of the mind through the closet dramas of John Milton (Samson Agonistes) and Elizabeth Cary (The Tragedy of Mariam the Fair Queen of the Jewry), and the public dramas of William Shakespeare (Measure for Measure and Julius Caesar). Our notions of public and private space require active, imaginative participation with other actors. As one studies the development of the notions of"public" and "private" spaces in Renaissance England, specifically through the genre of drama, the participatory experiences of both space and the mind are revealed.

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

First Advisor

Jesse G. Swan, Chair, Thesis Committee

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Date Original

5-2012

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 72 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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