Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Theatre and Performance Studies Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

8,974 Full-Text Articles 5,446 Authors 2,336,066 Downloads 248 Institutions

All Articles in Theatre and Performance Studies

Faceted Search

8,974 full-text articles. Page 223 of 240.

Direction Of The Play: The Outsiders, Janice Carroll 2011 Central Washington University

Direction Of The Play: The Outsiders, Janice Carroll

Graduate Student Projects

This project entailed the selection, background research and documentation, musical analysis, casting, vocal coaching, direction, and post-production analysis of Howe Sound Secondary School's production of Janice Carroll's The Outsiders. Documentation included research and analysis of the play and an evaluation of the play as a production vehicle for Theatre Arts at Central Washington Unviersity


Direction Of The Play: The Awesome 80'S Prom, Shannon Lynna Hom 2011 Central Washington University

Direction Of The Play: The Awesome 80'S Prom, Shannon Lynna Hom

Graduate Student Projects

This project entailed the selection, background research and documentation, improvisation training, casting, direction, vocal coaching, and post-production analysis of Pinewood Preparatory School's production of The Awesome 80 's Prom. Documentation includes research and analysis of the play, its music, and an evaluation of the musical as a production vehicle for the department of Theatre Arts at Central Washington University. The analysis also includes a discussion as to the non-traditional directorial vision of this production.


Direction Of The Play: Doubt: A Parable, Michelle Trembley 2011 Central Washington University

Direction Of The Play: Doubt: A Parable, Michelle Trembley

Graduate Student Projects

This project entailed the selection, background research and documentation, casting, direction, and post-production analysis of Mercury Player's production of Patrick Shandley's Doubt: A Parable. Documentation included research and analysis of the play and an evaluation of the play as a production vehicle for the community theatre.


Holy Cow: Staging Boucicault's The Shaughraun, Patrick Michael Finelli, Jason Winfield 2011 University of South Florida

Holy Cow: Staging Boucicault's The Shaughraun, Patrick Michael Finelli, Jason Winfield

Theatre and Dance Faculty Publications

Examines the design process, fabrication of settings and production of Boucicault's 19th century melodrama using a large (10' by 16') fiberglass cow on a turntable. The setting called for multiple locations ranging from a cottage to cliff tops and a ship's dock. Computer CAD Photoshop modeling used for previsualization and special construction techniques were used to create acting areas inside and on top of the cow set piece.


Dickens And Shakespeare’S Household Words, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner 2011 Linfield College

Dickens And Shakespeare’S Household Words, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

Faculty Publications

Though Dickens' Shakespearean qualities have often been noted, less attention has been paid to the way that Dickens constructed the terms of his comparison to Shakespeare, scripting the response he received from critics from the nineteenth century to the present and shaping Shakespeare's reception as well. Focusing on The Pickwick Papers and David Copperfield in the context of their Victorian reception, this essay shows how Dickens used Shakespearean quotation to market his characters' quotability, turning them into household words and popularizing Shakespeare's sayings in turn, even as he challenged the universality of quotable phrases.


“What Country Friends Is This?”: Creating Shakespeare’S Twelfth Night Onstage, A Director's Journey, Dawn Monique Williams 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

“What Country Friends Is This?”: Creating Shakespeare’S Twelfth Night Onstage, A Director's Journey, Dawn Monique Williams

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This written portion of my thesis is aimed at documenting how I, the director, as both interpretive and generative artist, took William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from the page to the stage through ongoing collaboration with a team of artists including designers, a composer, and actors. My documentation includes the generation of my theatrical production concept and staging of Shakespeare’s play. In order to place my production of Twelfth Night in cultural, historical, and artistic contexts, I open my discussion to theoretical considerations and artistic practices, address my specific artistic decisions in the creation of this production, examine the ...


Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa Ames 2011 Eastern Illinois University

Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa Ames

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

The present volume of essays examines women's communication as it has evolved historically across multiple mediums. Part I explores how women became "gossip girls" and the important role of gossip in the perception and practice of female communication. Essays in Part II cover the convergence of oral and written communication in women's literature. Gendered performance in such arenas as salsa dance, Dr. Phil and the Internet is examined in Part III, and essays in Part IV discuss women's communication in the technology-rich 21st century. This excerpt features the introduction and one essay from the co-editor.


Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa A. Ames 2011 Eastern Illinois University

Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa A. Ames

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

The present volume of essays examines women's communication as it has evolved historically across multiple mediums. Part I explores how women became "gossip girls" and the important role of gossip in the perception and practice of female communication. Essays in Part II cover the convergence of oral and written communication in women's literature. Gendered performance in such arenas as salsa dance, Dr. Phil and the Internet is examined in Part III, and essays in Part IV discuss women's communication in the technology-rich 21st century. This excerpt features the introduction and one essay from the co-editor.


Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa A. Ames 2011 Eastern Illinois University

Women & Language: Essays On Gendered Communication Across Media, Melissa A. Ames

Melissa A. Ames

The present volume of essays examines women's communication as it has evolved historically across multiple mediums. Part I explores how women became "gossip girls" and the important role of gossip in the perception and practice of female communication. Essays in Part II cover the convergence of oral and written communication in women's literature. Gendered performance in such arenas as salsa dance, Dr. Phil and the Internet is examined in Part III, and essays in Part IV discuss women's communication in the technology-rich 21st century. This excerpt features the introduction and one essay from the co-editor.


Wilting Flowers: An Exploration Of The Metatheatricality In Fernando Arabal's Prison Play And They Put Handcuffs On The Flowers, Rachel R. Marks 2011 Bard College

Wilting Flowers: An Exploration Of The Metatheatricality In Fernando Arabal's Prison Play And They Put Handcuffs On The Flowers, Rachel R. Marks

Senior Projects Spring 2011

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Power To The Panza!: Feminist Body Politics In The Panza Monologues (Video Performance Review), Patricia Herrera 2011 University of Richmond

Power To The Panza!: Feminist Body Politics In The Panza Monologues (Video Performance Review), Patricia Herrera

Theatre and Dance Faculty Publications

Grise relates to the audience with another dose of humor when she attempts to suck in her panza to fit into a pair of jeans. Alas, after all the jumping and tugging to fit into the jeans, Grise faces her biggest challenge: the roll of flesh bulging out from the zipper. Here, handy dandy pliers are brought to the rescue. She uses them to pull up the zipper and then victoriously stuffs the panza into her pants. This triumphant moment reveals women’s obsession with controlling and literally constraining the body so as to succumb to the hourglass figure young ...


The Performance Production Process Of An Outstanding High School Choir, Kathy K. Rolsten 2011 University of South Florida

The Performance Production Process Of An Outstanding High School Choir, Kathy K. Rolsten

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Despite the interest in and importance of producing high quality choral performance, the question "How is superior performance produced?" has not been addressed in a holistic and naturalistic way. A synthesis of previous research findings suggests that a combination of actions, interactions, relationships, and conditions produce superior choral performance. Yet a holistic examination of this multi-faceted production process has not been conducted. In order to identify all factors contributing to the production of superior performance and how these factors work together, I comprehensively examined an extreme case of superior performance. This extreme case of superior performance was one high school ...


Rabbit Hole: A Prologue, Elizabeth Davis 2011 Parkland College

Rabbit Hole: A Prologue, Elizabeth Davis

A with Honors Projects

A short, one act play about the childhood of Becca, Arthur, and Izzy.


Das Rossferatu Experiment, Sidney Hastings 2011 Parkland College

Das Rossferatu Experiment, Sidney Hastings

A with Honors Projects

A lengthy makeup project that included the usage of prosthetics and a bald cap. It involved an extreme transformation of the face, and was an attempt to re-create Nosferatu.


An Exploration Of The Creature Archetype, Sidney Hastings 2011 Parkland College

An Exploration Of The Creature Archetype, Sidney Hastings

A with Honors Projects

An analysis, comparison and contrast of Frankenstein and Las Meninas for the Acting ll final. Two monologues from these works were also performed.


Shifting Blackness: How The Arts Revolutionize Black Identity In The Postmodern West, Reginald Eldridge Jr 2011 University of South Florida

Shifting Blackness: How The Arts Revolutionize Black Identity In The Postmodern West, Reginald Eldridge Jr

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The contemporary experiences of racially marginalized people in the West are affected deeply by the hegemonic capitalist Orthodox cultural codes, or episteme, in which blackness operates as the symbol of Chaos. As it relates to people of African descent, these affects are marked by a denial of the black person's full status as an unproblematic subject, by ontological voids arising from the practice of enslavement over the past centuries, and by problems of representation within the West, where examples and points of reference for black identity are always tied up with conflicting interests.

Utilizing Sylvia Wynter's model of ...


An Exploration Of The Current Information And Services For The Management And Prevention Of Dance Injuries And Their Accessibility To Australian Tertiary Dance Students, Jayde MacDonough 2011 Edith Cowan University

An Exploration Of The Current Information And Services For The Management And Prevention Of Dance Injuries And Their Accessibility To Australian Tertiary Dance Students, Jayde Macdonough

Theses : Honours

Since the innovation of dance medicine, many studies have been carried out to investigate injuries in a range of dance populations of varying genres, ages and ability levels. Recent survey results (Bronner, et. al, 2003) show the increase in knowledge of prevention techniques and services has reduced the prevalence of injuries and the length of rehabilitation for dancers. There is valuable and effective information presented from dance medical research to the dance community about prevention techniques and yet preventable injuries still appear to have a prominent occurrence in dance students. I therefore question the accessibility of this specialised information for ...


The Synergy Of Visual Projections And Contemporary Dance, Hannah Molly Timbrell 2011 Edith Cowan University

The Synergy Of Visual Projections And Contemporary Dance, Hannah Molly Timbrell

Theses : Honours

Projections are becoming an increasingly common part of contemporary dance performance, however, I believe that choreographers do not always integrate the media to form a dependent synergy. My research addresses the principal question: What are the factors that indicate that there is a critical relationship (synergy) between projection, including art work, moving images or light and the dancer in a contemporary dance performance? A brief history explains the background and development of lighting technology, through to film and more recently motion capture technology. Through sources of pre-existing literature and my interpretation of video excerpts of contemporary dance, I explore various ...


Intimate Encounters: A Study Of The Interaction Between Dancer And Observer, Caitlin MacKenzie 2011 Edith Cowan University

Intimate Encounters: A Study Of The Interaction Between Dancer And Observer, Caitlin Mackenzie

Theses : Honours

This paper explores the world of intimate performance, looking at the effect intimate spatial relations have on the connection between performer and audience. The constraints and unspoken formalities of traditional theatre conventions are examined, with a focus on the resulting relationship between the individual audience member and the performer. Comparisons of performances respecting traditional conventions, and those which are site-specific, one-on-one and involve audience interaction, will provide the basis of the examination of the nature of intimate performance and the audience-performer relationship. Performance interaction is compared to nonverbal social interaction and what the blurring of these phenomena means. Essentially I ...


Effective Practices For Establishing An Interactive Theatre Program In A University Community, Benjamin Saypol 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Effective Practices For Establishing An Interactive Theatre Program In A University Community, Benjamin Saypol

Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations

How should one go about establishing a viable Interactive Theatre ensemble that can provide quality programming to communities on university campuses? This dissertation infers effective practices for doing so based on a study of Interactive Theatre and a comparative analysis of five representative Interactive Theatre programs in universities across the country: Theatre for Dialogue at the University of Texas at Austin, Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble, InterAct at The Ohio State University, the Interactive Theatre Project at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Interactive Theatre Carolina at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The data sources are threefold ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress