Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)
When I began work on Goose Neck last semester, I had no idea exactly what form it would take. I knew I wanted to play with the idea of an absurdist melodrama: rather, I wanted to write a play that contained hyperbolic, melodramatic elements while simultaneously undermining the gravity or seriousness of these conceits. My education in both the Department of Theatre and the Department of English had exposed me to a great variety of playscripts, both serious dramas and absurdist comedies, but I hadn't yet stumbled upon a script that successfully married the two genres. While a voice in my head quietly chirped, "there might be a reason for that, Liz," I nevertheless plunged obstinately forward into the experiment.
Year of Submission
Department of Theatre
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2011 Elizabeth Cook
Cook, Elizabeth, "Goose Neck: A New Play About Acting, Magic Choppers, And the Sunny Side of Suicide" (2011). Honors Program Theses. 846.