Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Giovanni Ortega

Reader 2

Christina Hurtado-Pierson

Reader 3

Tessie Prakas

Rights Information

Amy J Griffin


This thesis looks to explore the musical Cabaret through a critical, historical and political lens, with particular focus on Sally Bowles, questioning the creation and agency of this character in contrast with the political and societal values of various productions. Using a socio-political analysis, this thesis discusses the important relationship between politics and theater, using the pro-choice abortion movements of the 1960's as a way to understand Sally Bowles as a complex device for political and social commentary.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.