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Open Access Thesis
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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Through an analysis of the details of The Merchant of Venice, I will show that a costume design which only satisfies the basic role of articulating the relationships, status, time and place, etc of the play but has no point of view regarding that text’s inherent assumptions will always support, rather than subvert, any problematic issues present therein. Secondly, I will show that without tandem movement from the creative team, no rehabilitation or subversion is possible.
pangburn, elizabeth l., "The Merchant of Venice at UMASS: An Exploration in Collaboration and Representation" (2015). Masters Theses. 289.