Date of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Theater and Dance

First Advisor

Mitchell Polin

Second Advisor

Katharine Power


A historical analysis of the playwright’s theatrical spaces including the concept of temporality, which is central to the subsequent elements within the physical, metaphysical and sonic landscapes. The choice to focus on the philosophy of phenomenology centers on the notion that these short dramatic works present the theatrical landscape as the conscious character perceives it to be. The perceptual experience is explained by Maurice Merleau-Ponty as the relationship between the body and the world and the way as to which the self-limited interior space of the mind interacts with the limitless exterior space that surrounds it.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Dance.