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A Creative And Scholarly Exploration Of Edna Obrien’S Iphigenia, Danya Gee Martin 2011 Roger Williams University

A Creative And Scholarly Exploration Of Edna Obrien’S Iphigenia, Danya Gee Martin

Honors Theses

In this thesis, I will document the creative work I completed for my Senior Acting Project. I will also explore my Senior Acting Project from a more ‘conventional’ academic standpoint. I will explore various definitions of tragedy and argue my own definition; I will also investigate who Euripides was as a writer and human being. I will then apply my findings to three different versions of Euripides’ tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis: a classical translation, a more contemporary translation, and the adaptation I performed for my SAP. I will argue whether or not each meets my criteria for a tragedy, and ...


Completing The Circle: The Actor's Cool Down, Anna Kurtz 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University

Completing The Circle: The Actor's Cool Down, Anna Kurtz

Theses and Dissertations

Physically, vocally, and physiologically something happens to the actor in rehearsal and performance that can impact the actor’s everyday life. Practitioners have described this as boundary blurring, emotional hangover, and post-dramatic stress. Even acting as a profession can breed stressful situations for the actor. Actors can combat the blurring, the hangover, and the stress through awareness and process. As a part of process, actors warm-up to prepare their bodies and voices and to transition from real life to stage life. An often ignored aspect of process, but no less significant than the warm-up, is the cool down. After researching ...


Staying True To The Script: A Dramaturgical Examination Of From The Mississippi Delta: Endesha Ida Mae Holland, Margarette Joyner 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University

Staying True To The Script: A Dramaturgical Examination Of From The Mississippi Delta: Endesha Ida Mae Holland, Margarette Joyner

Theses and Dissertations

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University.


The Actor As Vessel: A Journey Towards Citizen Artistry, Joseph Carlson 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University

The Actor As Vessel: A Journey Towards Citizen Artistry, Joseph Carlson

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is a personal journey examining the applications of Ritual Poetic Drama Within the African Continuum as developed by my mentor Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, to the profession of the dramatic artist whether they are actor, director, educator or producer, to the training of the dramatic artist as a means of empowering generative, self defined, self validating artists, and as a means of developing community specific dramas in the hopes of facilitating individual and personal revelation. Using the author’s personal experiences as evidence, it intends to affirm Ritual Poetic Drama Within the African Continuum as an emergent methodology for ...


Writer's Block, Elizabeth Bergman 2011 University of Mary Washington

Writer's Block, Elizabeth Bergman

Student Research Submissions

No abstract provided.


The Lab Report, Volume 04, Issue 12, Todd Ristau 2011 Hollins University

The Lab Report, Volume 04, Issue 12, Todd Ristau

Lab Reports

  • Guest Profile: Branko Dimitrijevic
  • Guest Profile: Christopher Jones
  • This is My Office by Andy Bragen
  • Wendy-Marie Foerster's adaptation of NO EXIT
  • Ernie Zulia Receives Perry F. Kendig Award
  • From the Director: New Expanded Format Coming Next Month


The Misanthrope: Accepting The Notions Of Moliere Into A Modern Society, Cristina A. Skinner 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Misanthrope: Accepting The Notions Of Moliere Into A Modern Society, Cristina A. Skinner

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

The Misanthrope: Accepting the Notions of Molière for a Modern Society” demonstrates the conceptualization, rehearsal process, and critique of the direction for The Misanthrope, produced during the fall semester of 2010 for the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. The conceptualization process included historical research of France during the 1660s and 2000s, meetings with the designers, and analysis of the play through structure and characters. The process included design meetings and rehearsals. The effectiveness of the production was demonstrated through the responses of four reviewers and a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival respondent. Additional material demonstrates the process ...


C.I.A.: College (In)Action: An Observation Of The Female College Experience., Mithra B. Alavi 2011 East Tennessee State University

C.I.A.: College (In)Action: An Observation Of The Female College Experience., Mithra B. Alavi

Undergraduate Honors Theses

A film that I have written and directed about females in college and what they experience in one academic year based on the experiences of my friends and myself.


Tokoyo: A Story Of Cultural Movement, Melissa Jessel 2011 Syracuse University

Tokoyo: A Story Of Cultural Movement, Melissa Jessel

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Tokoyo: A Story of Cultural Movement is an exploration of Japanese culture through performance. The piece incorporates stylized, ritualistic, and contemporary movement. The device used to portray our research was a folk tale told solely through physical expression. Music by Japanese composers and projections of the country supported the movement and helped to tell the story of the culture.

We were deep into our research when we embarked on our trip to Japan to observe the specificity of the culture in everyday life and performance. Everything that we read, watched, and took part in manifested itself in the final presentation ...


Tokoyo: A Story Of Cultural Movement, Chelsea Rolfes 2011 Syracuse University

Tokoyo: A Story Of Cultural Movement, Chelsea Rolfes

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Tokoyo: A Story of Cultural Movement is an exploration of Japanese culture through performance. The piece incorporates stylized, ritualistic, and contemporary movement. The device used to portray our research was a folk tale told solely through physical expression. Music by Japanese composers and projections of the country supported the movement and helped to tell the story of the culture.

We were deep into our research when we embarked on our trip to Japan to observe the specificity of the culture in everyday life and performance. Everything that we read, watched, and took part in manifested itself in the final presentation ...


Ensemble Theatre Techniques: Butoh Electra, Jordan Rosin 2011 Syracuse University

Ensemble Theatre Techniques: Butoh Electra, Jordan Rosin

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

For my Capstone project, I was interested in both creating an original piece of theatre and testing a theory I had developed about the way in which a sense of ensemble is cultivated in a company of actors. I theorized that group training in one or more movement disciplines could generate a sense of ensemble just as easily as games or improvisation while having the added benefit of helping us generate material for the particularly physical piece of theatre which I had envisioned. To test the theory, I wrote an original adaptation of the classical Greek tragedy, Electra by Sophocles ...


Los Exilios De Els Joglars, Sharon G. Feldman 2011 University of Richmond

Los Exilios De Els Joglars, Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Quizàs no hay ninguna otra compañía teatral en el Estado español que se haya inspirado tanto en las encrucijadas ambivalentes del mundo del espectáculo con la vida real -especialmente, la vida política catalana- como Els Joglars. A lo largo de SU trayectoria de más de cincuenta años, Albert Boadella y su compañía no han dado nunca la espalda a la política; al contrario, han ido modificando sus valores estéticos de manera gradual, ajustando su punto de ataque según las cuestiones políticas mas apasionantes y ardientes de cualquier momento dado. Els Joglars siempre han dejado que lo político despierte e invada ...


Landless, Andrew P. Saito 2011 University of Iowa

Landless, Andrew P. Saito

Theses and Dissertations

A full-length dramatic play about a sharecropper protest in 1939, and the Cherokee Trail of Tears in 1838, both in southeastern Missouri, aka the Bootheel.


Misalliance: A Stage Manager's Process, Rebecca Joan Simons 2011 University of Iowa

Misalliance: A Stage Manager's Process, Rebecca Joan Simons

Theses and Dissertations

Herein is outlined the process of a stage manager in working on a production of Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" at the University of Iowa's Department of Theater in Fall of 2010.


When You Got It, Bump It: A Lost Showgirl’S Cabaret, Mary Claire King 2011 Syracuse University

When You Got It, Bump It: A Lost Showgirl’S Cabaret, Mary Claire King

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

For my Capstone project, I developed an original cabaret entitled “When You Got It, Bump It: A Lost Showgirl’s Cabaret.” The story follows Mazeppa, the lost showgirl, as she travels the vaudeville “circuit” in an attempt to regain her fame. I portray this leading character, while two other women portray her friends and co-stars. All three characters are based on perhaps some of the most famous showgirls on Broadway, Mazeppa, Tessie Tura and Electra of the 1959 musical, Gypsy.

I performed the cabaret twice, on the evenings of April 2nd and 3rd, at the First Unitarian Universalist ...


Everyman, A Modern Adaptation (Or, Number's Down), Merrick Robison 2011 Olivet Nazarene University

Everyman, A Modern Adaptation (Or, Number's Down), Merrick Robison

Honors Program Projects

Everyman is the most well known morality play that came out of the turn of the 16th century. Innumerable amounts of people have seen it in performance, both in the 1500s and modern day, since its revivals at the turn of the 20th century. It is a common choice of performance both on the professional and college level, and offers many opportunities for adaptation and modernization. The purpose for the project is to research the production and literary history of Everyman in order to write, produce, direct and perform in a modern adaptation of the morality play so it may ...


Directing An Opera In An Undergraduate Setting: Creating A Professional Atmosphere Within The Confines Of A Student Production, Gabrielle Traub 2011 Syracuse University

Directing An Opera In An Undergraduate Setting: Creating A Professional Atmosphere Within The Confines Of A Student Production, Gabrielle Traub

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

As a Voice/Opera Performance major, I decided to take my love of opera and performance and familiarize myself with all of the aspects I had yet to understand: Production and Direction. Along with the creative and technical aspects, I also learned how to deal with many different emotional situations, including but not limited to being in a leadership position above my friends and peers.

My concept is as follows: produce and direct a full-length opera production in a foreign language. I decided to direct The Magic Flute in its original language because a) that was the composer’s original ...


Lower Back And Lower Limb Injury In Ballet Dancers: Incidence And Implications, Jennifer Battisti 2011 The College at Brockport

Lower Back And Lower Limb Injury In Ballet Dancers: Incidence And Implications, Jennifer Battisti

Senior Honors Theses

While ballet looks graceful and soft, there is a real threat of injury to the ballet dancer. This senior honors thesis looks at common injuries suffered by the dancers, their cause, and ways to avoid them. The first danger explained is over-exerting children. Children have growing bodies, with underdeveloped bones and muscles. Because of this, they should not be expected to perform certain movements that adult ballet dancers are capable of. Often child dancers will attempt unmodified techniques that are unsafe for people at their developmental level.

The thesis continues to explore injuries commonly shared among ballet dancers of all ...


A Tale Of Two Carlos: An Examination Of The Ongoing Battle Between The Marginalized And The Privileged As Exemplified By Carlo Goldoni And Carlo Gozzi During The 18th Century, David Josh Patterson 2011 Utah State University

A Tale Of Two Carlos: An Examination Of The Ongoing Battle Between The Marginalized And The Privileged As Exemplified By Carlo Goldoni And Carlo Gozzi During The 18th Century, David Josh Patterson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the lives and works of Carlo Gozzi and Carlo Goldoni. Specific emphasis is placed on their feud, positions in society, the motivations behind their theatrical styles, and the ways they used theatre to either attempt to maintain the status quo (Gozzi) or strive for social change (Goldoni). Contrary to previous studies, this study suggests that Goldoni tried to influence the world around him, rather than merely reflect it. This study examines the above through the lens of several twentieth century theories including semiotics, structuralism, and the avante-garde. The contents of this work are essential to anyone seeking ...


A Knight Of Fashion: Costuming An Amateur Musical, Maria Hommes 2011 Western Oregon University

A Knight Of Fashion: Costuming An Amateur Musical, Maria Hommes

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

No abstract provided.


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