Sarah Ruhl: A comprehensive analysis of "The Clean House." "Eurydice," "Passion Play," "Dead Man's Cell Phone," and "In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play"
MetadataShow full item record
Playwright Sarah Ruhl is a two time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her plays, The Clean House and Eurydice and she is a 2006 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” grant for her play, Passion Play. Her play, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play was nominated for three 2010 Tony awards, including Best Play, Best Actress and Best Costume Design. Her plays have made Theatre Communications Group Top Ten List of the most produced plays for the past five consecutive play seasons. The purpose of this thesis is to offer a comprehensive dramaturgical analysis of Sarah Ruhl’s five most highly produced and critically acclaimed plays, "The Clean House," "Eurydice," "Passion Play," "Dead Man’s Cell Phone," and "In The Next Room Or the Vibrator Play." Also, this thesis sets out to fully examine the nature and form of Ruhl’s plays while comparing commonly used writing strategies to explore Ruhl’s writing style.