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

Theatre and Performance Studies Commons

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

Articles 1 - 23 of 23

Full-Text Articles in Theatre and Performance Studies

New Challenges For The Archiving Of Digital Writing, Heiko Zimmermann Dec 2014

New Challenges For The Archiving Of Digital Writing, Heiko Zimmermann

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "New Challenges for the Archiving of Digital Writing" Heiko Zimmermann discusses the challenges of the preservation of digital texts. In addition to the problems already at the focus of attention of digital archivists, there are elements in digital literature which need to be taken into consideration when trying to archive them. Zimmermann analyses two works of digital literature, the collaborative writing project A Million Penguins (2006-2007) and Renée Tuner's She… (2008) and shows how the ontology of these texts is bound to elements of performance, to direct social interaction of writers and readers to the uniquely ...


Choose Your Own Oz, Tommy R. Jamerson Ii Dec 2014

Choose Your Own Oz, Tommy R. Jamerson Ii

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Walking In A Burnt Hole, Sophia Friedman Dec 2014

Walking In A Burnt Hole, Sophia Friedman

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Holocaust stems from the Greek word “burnt hole,” but when the word Holocaust is mentioned today it refers to the rise of Nazi Germany in 1933 until the fall in 1945 (Skloot). More specifically, the Holocaust refers to the 11 million persecutions through concentration camps. The Holocaust is widely studied for various reasons, but the biggest reason is that “’we are seekers of understanding in the territory defined by those events” (Skloot 9). Through written work, such as poetry and plays, the Holocaust is brought to life in a more realistic way.

Through art we are able to connect to ...


Artful Reading, Spontaneous Design: Integrating Philosophy, English, And Art In A Creativity Cluster, Vera Albrecht, Barbara Comins Nov 2014

Artful Reading, Spontaneous Design: Integrating Philosophy, English, And Art In A Creativity Cluster, Vera Albrecht, Barbara Comins

Learning Communities Research and Practice

This article informs about a multidisciplinary learning community targeting first year students from diverse cultural backgrounds at an urban community college. The combination of English, art, and philosophy of art in a Creativity Cluster offers an excellent opportunity for great teaching and learning experiences. Yet, how can faculty address the multiple challenges faced by inexperienced student readers who have little time to reflect on difficult texts or make thoughtful connections across disciplines? The authors find that students’ reading comprehension can be deepened and reinforced by dovetailing such manifold sources as poetry, short stories, plays, film, music, artworks, and readings in ...


Secret Contours, K. Orsini Jul 2014

Secret Contours, K. Orsini

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Paths Robert , Alexander Santana Jul 2014

Paths Robert , Alexander Santana

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


The Laureate, 12th Edition (2013) Jul 2014

The Laureate, 12th Edition (2013)

The Laureate

The Laureate’s mission is to provide undergraduate students at Western Michigan University a place in which to publish their works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and other creative works. The Laureate strives to be a professional and engaging journal that appeals to all.


The Laureate, 10th Edition (2011) Jul 2014

The Laureate, 10th Edition (2011)

The Laureate

The Laureate’s mission is to provide undergraduate students at Western Michigan University a place in which to publish their works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and other creative works. The Laureate strives to be a professional and engaging journal that appeals to all.


The Girl On The Pedestal , Kelsey Pretzer Jul 2014

The Girl On The Pedestal , Kelsey Pretzer

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


An Entirely Different Business, Kelsey Pretzer Jul 2014

An Entirely Different Business, Kelsey Pretzer

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


The Candelabra, Katie O’Brien Jul 2014

The Candelabra, Katie O’Brien

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


The Laureate, 9th Edition (2010) Jul 2014

The Laureate, 9th Edition (2010)

The Laureate

The Laureate’s mission is to provide undergraduate students at Western Michigan University a place in which to publish their works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and other creative works. The Laureate strives to be a professional and engaging journal that appeals to all.


Green And Red Lynch Opposite On The Color Wheel, Courtney B. Ochab Jun 2014

Green And Red Lynch Opposite On The Color Wheel, Courtney B. Ochab

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Check, Please, Jason Hescock Jun 2014

Check, Please, Jason Hescock

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Holoday Surprise , Justin Roberts Jun 2014

Holoday Surprise , Justin Roberts

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


On Technically Love: Discovering My Voice, Defining A World, Delving In, Nathan L. Eckstein May 2014

On Technically Love: Discovering My Voice, Defining A World, Delving In, Nathan L. Eckstein

Lawrence University Honors Projects

This Honors Project is a two-part exploration of the playwriting process though application. The script itself, Technically Love; an Exploration of Love, Technology and Same-Sex Marriage, tells the story of Max and Danny, a same-sex couple living in Minnesota in 2013. The play follows their yearlong journey of posting YouTube videos about their wedding planning process that coincides with Minnesota’s fight for marriage equality. The second part of the project is my paper On Technically Love: Discovering my voice, defining a world, delving in. The paper explains the process that I went through to write the play and gives ...


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent May 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...


Horizons, Volume 29, Spring 2014, Sacred Heart University May 2014

Horizons, Volume 29, Spring 2014, Sacred Heart University

Vistas (Horizons)

An interdisciplinary, multi-cultural journal celebrating the creativity of SHU students during the academic year 2013-2014.


Elsie: A Screenplay, Eileen M. Spath May 2014

Elsie: A Screenplay, Eileen M. Spath

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Elsie is a 57 page, one-hour screenplay. A modern adaptation of a true story, Elsie tells the tale of Elsie Whitman, a young housewife unhappy in her marriage and looking for a way out. When her estranged sister arrives, she finally finds the strength to do the unthinkable.

Our story opens with the arrival of Elsie's sister, Marianne, and the departure of her husband, John. Alone in the house together, the sisters relationship grows complex. Marianne begins to see Peter, a young man with a mysterious past. However, when Elsie is wronged by John, she jumps into bed with ...


How To Be Alice: A Feature-Length Screenplay With Production Package, Alison Joy May 2014

How To Be Alice: A Feature-Length Screenplay With Production Package, Alison Joy

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This Capstone consists of a feature-length dramatic screenplay of 110 pages along with a production package including schedule and budget. The production documents, created using Movie Magic software, detail a shooting schedule of 21 days and a budget of $890,979.

The film centers on a successful magazine editor who loses her job and her fiancé in the same day. Professionally disgraced, financially stunted, and unexpectedly hearbroken, she is forced to take on a “How To” blogging gig to pay the bills while she gets back on her feet. She begrudgingly accepts mentorship from an eccentric older neighbor to help ...


The Ballerina, Natasha M. Dones Apr 2014

The Ballerina, Natasha M. Dones

Student Publications

Little in the world can be as delicate and poised as the small

ballerina you bought me. She dances motionless upon my

bookshelf, as she did for many years before...


Losing The Way, Finding The Way, Gene Washington Dec 2013

Losing The Way, Finding The Way, Gene Washington

Gene Washington

:10 minute play. 3 characters. Losing one thing and finding another is central to most religions: The thing found, or arrived at, has many names, "enlightenment," "salvation," "the city of God" (Augustine). (Compare the Christian paradox, "the way up is the way down.") The things lost are familiar, routine, things that have no significance beyond their presence…their warmth, if any, only warms themselves. Auden's great poem, "O where are you going" (a few lines quoted above) was an influence on the author's decision to use the "off-road" metaphor to structure the play and to "perform" the idea ...


Becalmed: A Modest Contribution To The Vast Literature On Cannibalism, Gene Washington Dec 2013

Becalmed: A Modest Contribution To The Vast Literature On Cannibalism, Gene Washington

Gene Washington

A 10 minute play. 3 characters. A yacht out to win a sailing race is becalmed. The crew is starving. They decide to eat one of them. But they must first electioneer who shall be chosen to be eaten. Play ends with one of the crew asking the audience to decide who should be eaten