Jet propulsion A play about John Whiteside Parsons

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Jet propulsion A play about John Whiteside Parsons

Description

Jet Propulsion, a two-act drama on the life of John Whiteside Parsons, is the candidate's thesis, along with the essay "American Weird: Researching John Whiteside Parsons, the Occult Religion of Aleister Crowley and the Formation of the American Space Program." The essay shows the author's work process in the writing of the play, as well as the difficulties inherent in finding truthful information regarding Fringe religions and cult personalities and in using that information to create a compelling drama and to produce that drama as part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. Biographical materials regarding the primary historical persons depicted in the play are included. Appendices of a previous draft of the script and biographical portraits have been included to illustrate the author's process in creating the drama.

Creator

Bakely, Peter Jon

Source

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, http://search.proquest.com/docview/1418004635

Publisher

UMI Dissertations Publishing

Date

2019-07-17

Contributor

UMI Dissertations Publishing

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Copyrighted by author.

Relation

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, http://search.proquest.com/docview/1418004635

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Play; A.M.

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Jet Propulsion, a two-act drama on the life of John Whiteside Parsons, is the candidate's thesis, along with the essay "American Weird: Researching John Whiteside Parsons, the Occult Religion of Aleister Crowley and the Formation of the American Space Program." The essay shows the author's work process in the writing of the play, as well as the difficulties inherent in finding truthful information regarding Fringe religions and cult personalities and in using that information to create a compelling drama and to produce that drama as part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. Biographical materials regarding the primary historical persons depicted in the play are included. Appendices of a previous draft of the script and biographical portraits have been included to illustrate the author's process in creating the drama.

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paper

Files

http://www.johnlcrow.com/archive/files/original/fbc0b57b66a36c7ba5c176514a775512.pdf

Citation

Bakely, Peter Jon, “Jet propulsion A play about John Whiteside Parsons,” John L. Crow's Akashic Archive, accessed July 17, 2019, http://archive.johnlcrow.com/items/show/72.

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