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The Surabhi Theatre–An Oasis Of Telugu Theatre, Pradeep Aswini Gurrala Jan 2020

The Surabhi Theatre–An Oasis Of Telugu Theatre, Pradeep Aswini Gurrala

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. It is a detailed account of author Pradeep Aswini Gurrala’s study of the Surabhi Theatre in Telangana, India. The thesis follows the journey of a 134-year-old theatre company in four chapters: puppet show to stage show; the evolution of the Surabhi Theatre; the decline of Surabhi Theatre; and Surabhi Theatre as a cultural heritage. Appendices and works cited are included.


The Costume Design Of Little Women The Musical, Emily Kimball Jan 2018

The Costume Design Of Little Women The Musical, Emily Kimball

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment for the Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre. It is an account of the author Emily Kimball's artistic process in creating and executing the design for Minnesota State University, Mankato's production of Little Women the Musical in the fall of 2017. The thesis chronicles the designer's process from early production through construction and performance in a total of five chapters: an early production analysis, a historical and critical perspective, a journal, a post-production analysis and a process development analysis. Appendices and works cited are included.


Technical Direction Of Little Women, The Musical, Matt Gilbertson Jan 2018

Technical Direction Of Little Women, The Musical, Matt Gilbertson

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre. It is a written account of the author Matthew A. Gilbertson's process in creating the technical direction of Minnesota State University, Mankato's production of Little Women, The Musical in the fall of 2017. This document details the process from pre-production to completion of the production. It includes a historical chapter discussing the history of moving scenery and the role it has played shaping modern theatre machines. It also contains a process journal and developmental analysis of the technical director. Appendices ...


The Directing Of Melanie Marnich's These Shining Lives, Kristin Fox Jan 2018

The Directing Of Melanie Marnich's These Shining Lives, Kristin Fox

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of Master of the Fine Arts degree in theatre. It is a detailed account of author Kristin N. Fox's directorial process in directing the play These Shining Lives in the fall of 2017. This thesis chronicles the director's process from pre-production through performance in five chapters: a pre-production analysis, a historical and critical perspective, a rehearsal and performance journal, a post-production analysis and a process development analysis. Appendices and works cited are included.


The Story Of 42nd Street, Diane Cypkin Nov 2015

The Story Of 42nd Street, Diane Cypkin

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Book review of The Story of 42nd Street: The Theatres, Shows, Characters, and Scandals of the World’s Most Notorious Street by M.C. Henderson and A. Green.


Mask Work And Improvisations: A Classroom Adaptation Based On The French Tradition, Marcia Berry Nov 2015

Mask Work And Improvisations: A Classroom Adaptation Based On The French Tradition, Marcia Berry

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Both historically and currently, mask work provides excellent body training for actors and mimes. This article offers a brief history of French mask work as well as step-by-step instructions for a mask workshop that moves students from simple to abstract mask improvisations. The mask workshop also functions as an icebreaker and builds class camaraderie.


Making Historians Of Theatre History Students: The First Three Steps, David Wintersteen Nov 2015

Making Historians Of Theatre History Students: The First Three Steps, David Wintersteen

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Without the guidance of a clear hypothesis, student research projects founder. This paper outlines a process by which students undergo the essential first stages that lead to successful research projects in Theatre History. The paper outlines three stages: “Quest for Fire,” in which the student identifies a subject area that interests them; “Fence Me In,” in which the student defines the research area and established distinct parameters; and “The Dreaded Hypothesis,” in which the student articulates a clear, unique and functional hypothesis. By implementing these initial three stages, teachers can create the conditions under which students motivate themselves to complete ...


Nineteenth Century Views On Theater And Drama In English, Rebecca Unetic Aug 2014

Nineteenth Century Views On Theater And Drama In English, Rebecca Unetic

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

With the passing of the Licensing Act of 1737 and until its repeal in 1969 the Lord Chamberlain’s office has been legally able to censor any drama to be performed at established theatres in England. However, the 1737 Act left inconsistencies in the definition of censorship and the role of censor. People who were involved in theatre believed the Lord Chamberlain’s office gained too much power from the Act. In the nineteenth century, actors, playwrights and members of Parliament agitated for the reform of the 1737 Licensing Act, which led to the establishment of three special parliamentary committees ...


Creating The Role Of Nicia In The Mandrake, Robert T. Krueger Jan 2013

Creating The Role Of Nicia In The Mandrake, Robert T. Krueger

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre. It is a detailed account of author Robert Krueger's artistic process in creating the role of Nicia in Minnesota State University, Mankato's production of The Mandrake in the fall of 2012. The thesis chronicles the actor's artistic process from pre-production through performance in five chapters: a pre-production analysis, a historical and critical perspective, a rehearsal and performance journal, a post-production analysis and a process development analysis. Appendices and works cited are included.