Hannah Rose Kessler
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In my project, I plan to research how language can be an avenue for representation in theatre. I will look at how language is an essential part of culture and works that use the languages of the cultures represented in that piece. I will introduce my topic with how the use of gibberish as Vietnamese in Miss Saigon fails to meet the most basic standard for representation. Then, I will use The Gods of Strangers and West Side Story, to show how the use of language can enhance representation. I will also compare The Gods of Strangers and West Side Story in their use and absence of subtitles and how it helps or hinders representation.
R. Darden Bradshaw, Michelle Hayford
Primary Advisor's Department
Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"Language as an Avenue for Representation in Theatre" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2646.