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dc.contributor.advisorSutton, Emma
dc.contributor.authorWright, Elizabeth Helena
dc.description.abstractThis PhD thesis analyses the influence of drama, contemporary to Virginia Woolf, on Woolf’s fiction and life writing. Plays by a range of dramatists from Ibsen to Eliot affected Woolf as both an individual and writer, yet little research has been done to link the late nineteenth/ early twentieth-century theatre with her fictional works or her concept of everyday life as expressed in the diaries, letters and memoir papers. An enthusiastic reader, playwright, theatregoer, and friend of playwrights, critics, actors, set designers and theatre owners, Woolf was naturally stimulated by exposure to this creative force and this research analyses its significance. The thesis begins by examining the non-fiction as a dramatization of her lived reality (see Chapter 1) which reached its apotheosis in the private plays (including Woolf’s Freshwater) that were performed in Bloomsbury (see Chapter 4). The discussion, focused in Chapters 2 and 3, addresses Woolf’s fictional output and explores the effect of the most influential plays and playwrights on Woolf’s novels and the concept of theatre as a metaphor within the texts’ imagery, style and structure.en
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dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.relationWorks of Virginia Woolfen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.subjectVirginia Woolfen
dc.subject.lcshWoolf, Virginia, 1882-1941--Criticism and interpretationen
dc.subject.lcshWoolf, Virginia, 1882-1941--Literary styleen
dc.subject.lcshAuthors and theater--Englanden
dc.subject.lcshDrama, 19th century--History and criticismen
dc.subject.lcshDrama, 20th century--History and criticismen
dc.titleVirginia Woolf and the dramatic imaginationen
dc.contributor.sponsorCarnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotlanden
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 14th November 2021en_US

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