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Dialogue Without A Cause?: The Use of Banter as a Dramatic Device

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Dialogue Without A Cause?: The Use of Banter as a Dramatic Device

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Title: Dialogue Without A Cause?: The Use of Banter as a Dramatic Device
Author: Wehrwein, Nic
Advisor(s): Herrera, Brian
Committee Member(s): McDuffie, Matt
Pearson, Susan
Stone, James
Department: University of New Mexico. Dept. of Theater and Dance
Subject: banter
Banter in drama
LC Subject(s): Dialogue in literature
Conversation in literature
Drama--Technique
Playwriting
American drama--21st century
Degree Level: Doctoral
Abstract: My analysis of others‘ works as well as my own has led me to focus on what I believe is the essential component to my writing—banter. Through discussing Abbott & Costello‘s Who’s on First?, Samuel Beckett‘s Waiting for Godot, Kevin Smith‘s Clerks, in addition to two of my plays, anything and always… and Back Home, this essay will define banter as a dramatic device that can be used as a means to further story, character, or the world of a script. This document, along with the attached appendix acts as one unit to illustrate my use of banter.
Graduation Date: May 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/13013
Item Available: 2099-05-14


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