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dc.contributor.author Stapleton, Emily Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-21T23:36:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-21T23:36:20Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/204018
dc.description.abstract This thesis both explores and promotes the value in adapting William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Macbeth, into a comedy. The research focuses first on establishing key differences between tragedy and comedy with special attention to the fundamental tragic characteristics of Macbeth in its original form. The study then turns to close examination of three notable comedic adaptations of Macbeth, assessing the adapting playwrights’ specific approaches and techniques as well as the cultural/social commentaries they effectively communicate through their comical conversions. The thesis culminates in an understanding of the immense power in comically retelling tragic stories. en_US
dc.format.extent v, 77 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en_US
dc.rights Copyright by Emily Ann Stapleton, 2018 en_US
dc.source AS36 2018 THART .S73
dc.title Making Macbeth funny : a case for comedic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragic play en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Theatre and Dance en_US
dc.description.degree Theatre Arts


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