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Performing Arts And Performance Anxiety, Jacklyn Sue Bascomb Jan 2019

Performing Arts And Performance Anxiety, Jacklyn Sue Bascomb

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Background: Performing arts are a broad view of a range of human activities that occur in front of an audience with the attempt to express human experience and emotion. Performing artists consist of dancers, instrumental musicians, vocal musicians, and drama/comedy or theater/actors. Actors and instrumental musicians participate in tremendous training to provide the emotional story they deliver. Multiple factors contribute to mental and physical stress experienced by a performer. Performance anxiety results from a performer’s fear of an adverse reaction or evaluation of their performance. Performance anxiety can be debilitating with negative effects on a performer’s ...


Marshall University Music Department Presents The College Of Fine Arts 17th Annual Awards Convocation, April 20, 2012, Marshall University Apr 2012

Marshall University Music Department Presents The College Of Fine Arts 17th Annual Awards Convocation, April 20, 2012, Marshall University

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No abstract provided.


(The “Avos” Phenomenon: A Non-Censured Theatre In The Novosibirsk University, 1975-1976). In: Mosty (The Bridges), Frankfurt, Germany, 2012, 33: 204–257.] [Part 1], Victor Fet, Serge Camyshani, Aleksandr Troitsky, Oleg Polyankov, Elena Fedorovskaya, Aleksandr Butorin, Mark Taraban, Sergei Kovalenko Jan 2012

(The “Avos” Phenomenon: A Non-Censured Theatre In The Novosibirsk University, 1975-1976). In: Mosty (The Bridges), Frankfurt, Germany, 2012, 33: 204–257.] [Part 1], Victor Fet, Serge Camyshani, Aleksandr Troitsky, Oleg Polyankov, Elena Fedorovskaya, Aleksandr Butorin, Mark Taraban, Sergei Kovalenko

Biological Sciences Faculty Research

In 1975-1976, a group of science students of the Novosibirsk University (Russia, Siberia) created a small theatre that managed to avoid the official censorship for the entire season. In this memoir, several former actors, now scattered across the world, reconstruct the detailed history of their “Phenomenon” theatre 35 years later. The central event was the (first) staging (December 1975) of Andrey Voznesensky’s long poem “Avos'!”, long before the famous rock opera appeared.

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В 1975-1976 гг. группа студентов Факультета Естественных Наук Новосибирского университета (Академгородок) умудрилась создать свой неподцензурный маленький театр «Феномен», который успел просуществовать целый сезон. В этих мемуарах ...


West Virginian Dancers: The Creation And Development Of The West Virginia Ballet Festival/West Virginia Dance Festival Community, Lauren Angel Jan 2012

West Virginian Dancers: The Creation And Development Of The West Virginia Ballet Festival/West Virginia Dance Festival Community, Lauren Angel

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

This thesis examines the West Virginia Ballet Festival (WVBF), which began in 1968 and became the West Virginia Dance Festival (WVDF) in 1981. This work studies the four groups that made up the festival community, including the West Virginia performance dance teachers who founded the festival, the West Virginia performance dance students who attend the events, the out-of-state professional guest artists who taught and performed at the festivals, and the nonartistic professional administrators who organized the WVDF. The WVBF/WVDF was part of West Virginia regional culture and the national performance dance boom. I argue that performance dance must be ...


Throwing Down The Gauntlet: Finding The Best Partnership For Fight Scene Work, T. Fulton Burns Nov 2010

Throwing Down The Gauntlet: Finding The Best Partnership For Fight Scene Work, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

Over the past few years I have written my perspective on the Skills Proficiency Test process. Earlier this year I thought that my process was complete but then an issue continued to creep up in my mind over and over again. It was that I had not addressed how best to find a partner for one's scene work. The reason for finding a good partner relates to my first workshop in stage combat. Discovering with whom to partner and with whom not to partner for scene work was the most valuable lesson I learned. Rather than focusing upon the ...


Random Acts Of Violence: Bringing John Cage’S Chance Techniques To Fight Choreography And Stage Combatant Acting, T. Fulton Burns Apr 2010

Random Acts Of Violence: Bringing John Cage’S Chance Techniques To Fight Choreography And Stage Combatant Acting, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

The concept of chance utilized by John Cage is a frightening, exciting, and liberating process for any artist. It was so effective that other musical artists such as Morton Feldman, Earle Brown and Christian Wolff used it. In the world of theatre these concepts are constantly used today by the Neo-Futurists in Chicago and New York in their production of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind and by Improv Troupes throughout the country.


When The Smoke From The Battle Has Cleared, T. Fulton Burns Mar 2010

When The Smoke From The Battle Has Cleared, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

I can recall the time that followed my first national workshop. All of the excitement of new friends and new skills still went through me like a child on Christmas morning considering all of the possibilities of fun with my new toys. I thoroughly enjoyed having my college friends ask me to show them what I had learned. Eventually I was approached by a former professor to choreograph the fights for a production of Hamlet at my undergraduate program. With excitement and great pride I happily accepted.


Review Of Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction, And: Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader, T. Fulton Burns Mar 2010

Review Of Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction, And: Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

Simon Murray (Director of Theatre at Dartington College of Arts) and John Keefe (Senior lecturer at the London Metropolitan University Undergraduate Centre) offer the theatre world two movement analysis texts. These well written books, which focus on techniques from the Western world of physical theatre, would serve graduate level or highly focused classes in movement pedagogy or practice. With their identical six-chapter breakdowns (“Genesis, Contexts, Namings”; “Roots: Routes”; “Contemporary Practices”; “Preparation and Training”; “Physicality and the Word”; “Bodies and Cultures”), the books may be used in relation to one another or stand alone as individual texts.


Just Before Dawn: Pre-Test Rituals And Preparation For Test Day, T. Fulton Burns Jan 2010

Just Before Dawn: Pre-Test Rituals And Preparation For Test Day, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

In Asian martial arts films there are usually beautiful moments that reveal the fighters in deep meditation before they are to meet on the field of battle. The process appears to center and calm the individual while preparing them for the final moments of their lives. The day of a skills proficiency test (SPT) can feel the same way. The day of the test can be frustrating for the testers as well as those around them. Nerves can run high during this stressful time. I can still recall the excitement and nerves of my first test day at the 2000 ...


0776: Elaine Novak Papers, 1956-1995, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2010

0776: Elaine Novak Papers, 1956-1995, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection is composed of the papers of Elaine Novak, theatre professor at Marshall University. Included are class notes, shows notes, and personal ephemera.


Dueling With Spt Questions: Members Of The College Of Fight Masters Share Their Ideas For Skills Proficiency Tests, T. Fulton Burns Nov 2009

Dueling With Spt Questions: Members Of The College Of Fight Masters Share Their Ideas For Skills Proficiency Tests, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

As the rehearsal process grows closer and closer to the Skills Proficiency Test (SPT) common questions arise regarding what is needed in order to pass. Many of these questions involve the same basic idea – “What are the Fight Masters looking for so that I can pass the test?”, but the most important question that is asked is – “Do you think I will pass?”


Beating The Punches: Scene And Fight Break Down Techniques, T. Fulton Burns May 2009

Beating The Punches: Scene And Fight Break Down Techniques, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

As a fight choreographer it is my responsibility to sit down with the director and discover her/his vision for the production. Similarly, actors need to serve the script and work with the choreographer in connecting the action to the playwright’s words. Each preceding article, relating to the exploration of the skills proficiency tests (SPTs), has offered tools for connecting the scripts, stories, and characters with the language of the choreography. We are now ready to move deeper into directly linking fight choreography with the script and vice versa.

Some actors see pre-planning objectives for a scene and rehearsal ...


I Can’T – I Have Rehearsal: Rehearsal Guidelines And Techniques With Fight Scene Work, T. Fulton Burns May 2009

I Can’T – I Have Rehearsal: Rehearsal Guidelines And Techniques With Fight Scene Work, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

The rehearsal process often contains excitement, uncertainty, and, at times, stress for all involved. It is at this stage of the process where the culmination of skills acquired (research, character study, and embodying choreography) all come together. The following guidelines and techniques are aimed toward helping the actor address and conquer both acting and fight needs during the rehearsal process


The Games People Play: Rehearsal Games & Approaches For Fight Scenes, T. Fulton Burns May 2009

The Games People Play: Rehearsal Games & Approaches For Fight Scenes, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

There are as many approaches to the rehearsal period as there are directors, actors and acting texts combined. Rehearsals are the time that we all look forward to because we truly get to do what we do best in theatre, which is “play.” The games and approaches in this article are intended to spice up the life of your stage combat scene and enhance the time spent in rehearsal; following the initial time period of learning choreography and discovering initial acting choices. Many people see the rehearsal process as the time to work. I couldn’t agree more but, as ...


A Violent Character: Stage Combat Character Analysis, T. Fulton Burns Mar 2009

A Violent Character: Stage Combat Character Analysis, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

It is so deceptively easy stating who your character is but it is over looked more often than you may think. A good character analysis is important in the actor/character relationship and here we will look at the key elements of character research and their specific relationships to the stage combatant.


What A World – What A World: Scene/Script Analysis For Fight Plays, T. Fulton Burns Jan 2009

What A World – What A World: Scene/Script Analysis For Fight Plays, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

“While perfection is a wonderful goal, there comes a point where you have to let your creation out into the world or it isn’t worth a tinkerer’s damn.” This is a fantastic quote by Twyla Tharp from her book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life: A Practical Guide. So what does this have to do with you, the stage combatant? Well you are working hard but you are being told not to strive for perfection because perfection can never truly be achieved in the arts, so naturally itwarrants the question “then for what exactly ...


Fighting The Elements: Determining The Best Scenes For Skills Proficiency Tests, T. Fulton Burns Nov 2008

Fighting The Elements: Determining The Best Scenes For Skills Proficiency Tests, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

In the last edition of The Cutting Edge I provided tips for locating fight-specific scenes. Now let’s narrow our search from the vast quantity of scenes to a playing field of only the best quality. For a Skills Proficiency Test (SPT), choreography comes first to ensure that the proper techniques are included within the fight. Following these lessons in technique and choreography, the scene selection process begins. In a traditional acting class, the scene selection occurs first and is followed by the explored action. So even though the cart may be before the horse, as it were, with an ...


...And Scene: A Guide To Locating Fight Scenes, T. Fulton Burns Sep 2008

...And Scene: A Guide To Locating Fight Scenes, T. Fulton Burns

Theatre Faculty Research

It is one of the most daunting tasks: trying to find a strong fight scene for a Skills Proficiency Test or even a class project. The truth of the matter is that your main focus is to pass your skills test while hopefully leaving an impression on your peers(especially the adjudicator!). Passing, and hopefully receiving an Examiner’s Award for Excellence, is the best result; or if you are at a National Stage Combat Workshop, you could possibly receive a Certificate for Best Actress or Actor. At the very heart of the issue, you need a scene that will ...


0749: Nelson Slade Bond Collection, 1920-2006, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2006

0749: Nelson Slade Bond Collection, 1920-2006, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Nelson Slade Bond had a varied writing career that spanned 70 years. Primarily known for science fiction short stories, Bond also wrote plays, radio and television scripts, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, public relations material, and books. The collection reflects the author's professional and personal lives consisting of writings, correspondence, business papers and financial records from 1925 to 2005. The collection was donated in four installments during and after Bond’s life from April 2006 to September 2007. The order in which the materials were received is maintained with only minor modifications. Input from Nelson Bond and his family ...


American Standard & The Princess Of Rome, Ohio: Two Plays, Jonathan Joy Jan 2004

American Standard & The Princess Of Rome, Ohio: Two Plays, Jonathan Joy

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

From the back roads of Eastern Kentucky to the front porch of a southern Ohio home comes this collection of full length comedic plays by Jonathan Joy. Join two rural State Senate candidates (one Republican and one Democrat) forced to travel the campaign trail together in the political farce American Standard. Or see the world of dysfunctional family politics through the eyes of a fourteen year old girl in The Princess of Rome, Ohio. Also, trace the development of both works, from inception to production, in commentary that focuses on the process of writing for the stage.


John Milton, Blackfriars Spectator?: "Elegia Prima" And Ben Jonson's The Staple Of News, Timothy J. Burbery Nov 2003

John Milton, Blackfriars Spectator?: "Elegia Prima" And Ben Jonson's The Staple Of News, Timothy J. Burbery

English Faculty Research

In the spring of 1626 John Milton was temporarily expelled from Cambridge University, perhaps over a quarrel with his tutor William Chappell, and sent home to London, where he remained for at least several weeks. There, the seventeen-year-old poet composed his first elegy, a Latin verse-letter to his closest friend, Charles Diodati. In it, Milton claims to be enjoying his unexpected holiday by reading, girl watching, and attending the theater. Milton scholars have never reached consensus about his alleged playgoing, for while the young man speaks as a spectator, the plots and characters he mentions-these include comic types such as ...


0713: Marceline White Platania Collection, 1929-1976, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2002

0713: Marceline White Platania Collection, 1929-1976, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists of one scrapbook of clippings and photos and one folder of ephemera. The scrapbook includes extensive clippings and a limited number of photos of the 1937 flood in Huntington, West Virginia. Ephemera includes a copy of “The Belle of Barcelona: A Musical Comedy in Three Acts”, a 1929 program for said comedy at Huntington High School, and a ticket, pamphlet, clipping, and envelope about the 1976 American Freedom Train in Huntington.


0657: Maureen B. Milicia Papers, 1960-1996, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1997

0657: Maureen B. Milicia Papers, 1960-1996, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists of a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, correspondence, play programs, West Virginia Theatre Conference materials, technical notes for staging an unidentified play, tests for theatre courses, a resume/CV, and other items related to Maureen B. Milicia’s years as director of University Theater. The scrapbook includes programs, clippings, some correspondence, and several signed copies of a photograph of Milicia for her birthday.


0417: Estelle "Bill" Belanger Papers, 1946-1984, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1985

0417: Estelle "Bill" Belanger Papers, 1946-1984, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Huntington, West Virginia, journalist and chronicler of arts and cultural affairs. Collection includes scrapbooks of clippings of her articles, columns, and reviews of books and plays.


0389: Ann Katherine Flagg Papers, 1964, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1984

0389: Ann Katherine Flagg Papers, 1964, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Three unpublished and one published play by Ann Katherine Flagg, African American woman writer and former faculty of West Virginia State College. Plays consist of Unto the Least of these; Blueboy to Holiday--over; and A Significant Statistic. Includes Great Gettin' up Mornin'. New York: 1964.


0364: Oretha Morgan Foard Papers, 1855-1979, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1982

0364: Oretha Morgan Foard Papers, 1855-1979, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Huntington, West Virginia, resident. Papers consist primarily of printed pamphlets, play programs, and travel brochures. Includes some school papers while a student at West Virginia University in the 1920's. The collection as a whole reflects her interests in drama, especially Shakespeare.


0330: Ruth Katherine Jones Papers, 1927-1937, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1981

0330: Ruth Katherine Jones Papers, 1927-1937, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Scrapbooks and personal papers of Marshall alumna Ruth Katherine Jones, a 1924 Marshall College graduate who was active as a makeup artist for the Community Players and other Marshall theatre productions in the 1930s. Some items related to plastic surgery.


Oral History Interview: William Allen Cross, William Allen Cross Jun 1974

Oral History Interview: William Allen Cross, William Allen Cross

Oral Histories

In his interview, William Allen Cross discusses Prohibition and bootlegging in Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Cross was a theater manager for the Keith Albee Theater (referred to as the State Theater) in Huntington, WV. Although he did not make moonshine, he was a buyer during Prohibition. He discusses how bootleggers sold their whiskey and provides locations for stills. Mr. Cross also focuses on how to make moonshine, whiskey, and wine. He reminiscences about “the Strip” between 10th and 11th Streets in Huntington, WV, that served from 1925-1945 as a red-light, gambling, and bootlegging district. In the audio clip ...


Marshall Artists Series Presents The Midnight Lamp Company, Morris Carnovsky In "Lamp At Midnight", Tyrone Guthrie Feb 1969

Marshall Artists Series Presents The Midnight Lamp Company, Morris Carnovsky In "Lamp At Midnight", Tyrone Guthrie

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No abstract provided.