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Rewriting Greek Tragedies As Immigrant Stories, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner Jul 2019

Rewriting Greek Tragedies As Immigrant Stories, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

Faculty Publications

In this piece originally published in the New York Times, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner writes about Mojada, Luis Alfaro's adaptation of the Greek tragedy, Medea. Mojada is part of a trilogy from Alfaro that attempts to bring his Latino community into modern theater by writing them into classical plays.


The Mixed Reception Of The Hamilton Premiere In Puerto Rico, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner Jan 2019

The Mixed Reception Of The Hamilton Premiere In Puerto Rico, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

Faculty Publications

In this article originally published in The Atlantic, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner wonders about the challenges of premiering the famed Broadway musical, Hamilton, during a time of political discord in the aftermath of 2017's Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico.


Paul Ibell: Tennessee Williams, Verna Foster Jan 2018

Paul Ibell: Tennessee Williams, Verna Foster

Department of Fine & Performing Arts: Faculty Publications and Other Works

A review of Paul Ibell's Tennessee Williams, written by Verna Foster.


A Dramaturgical Exploration: Setting Oliver Goldsmith’S She Stoops To Conquer In Post-Civil War Virginia, Amanda Ward Dec 2017

A Dramaturgical Exploration: Setting Oliver Goldsmith’S She Stoops To Conquer In Post-Civil War Virginia, Amanda Ward

Senior Honors Theses

A reputable theatrical company will hire a dramaturg to implement historical research and to provide reputable information where the director or staff desires it. They ensure that the play’s elements are as truthful to the time period as possible and aid in a performance’s overall success. If a theatrical company were to set Oliver Goldsmith’s play She Stoops to Conquer in 1870 Virginia, it could strengthen the play’s underlying religious, political, and cultural elements.

The paper is comprised of seven sections: a biography of the playwright, a religious exploration, a political analysis, a cultural comparison, a ...


Theatre For Social Change: Histories & Applications, Samantha J. Hageman Jul 2017

Theatre For Social Change: Histories & Applications, Samantha J. Hageman

Theater Summer Fellows

Theater is not only an art form, but also a method of communication and community-building. My research investigates how theater can be used to create social change. I study approaches to using theater as a vehicle for social change and a tool to communicate diverse perspectives and cultivate empathy. My work focuses on a history of theater for social change, examples of theater for social change including plays and performance pieces, and ways of both creating and teaching theater for social change. My project culminates in an annotated bibliography, a research paper, an original theater for social change monologue, and ...


Ponts Théâtraux Et Transferts Temporels: Théâtre Du Xixe Siècle Pour Le Xxie Siècle (Catalogne), Sharon G. Feldman Jan 2016

Ponts Théâtraux Et Transferts Temporels: Théâtre Du Xixe Siècle Pour Le Xxie Siècle (Catalogne), Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

En 1992, Richard Schechner, metteur en scène et théoricien nord-américain, faisait dans les pages de la revue TDR (The Drama Review) une observation qui fut jugée scandaleuse, en déclarant : « [T]heater as we have known and practiced it —the staging of written dramas— will be the string quartet of the 21st century: a beloved but extremely limited genre, a subdivision of performance » (Schechner 1992, 8). Six ans plus tard, en 1998, encore étourdi par la fameuse affirmation (la condamnation plutôt) de Schechner, le théoricien et critique nord-américain W. B. Worthen attirait l’attention sur ce qu’il considérait un ...


Understanding Theatre And Its Social Implications In A Modern Context, Sara Curtis Dec 2014

Understanding Theatre And Its Social Implications In A Modern Context, Sara Curtis

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Theatre has been fighting for a proper place in society since its inception in Ancient Greece. Although the ancient civilizations of the western world adored theatre and incorporated it into their daily lives, in later years it struggled to find acceptance. Theaters and theatre professionals often received blame for the spread of disease and rises in miscreant behavior. This yoyo-like trend between acceptance and ostracism continued throughout the ages as theatre and the encompassing societies evolved and changed. Thusly, the theatre has always been a point of contention and discussion. Even to this day, critics and scholars alike theorize and ...


Opening Remarks To Outing Lorraine At The Schomburg Center, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz May 2014

Opening Remarks To Outing Lorraine At The Schomburg Center, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz

Publications and Research

This article is an edit of the opening remarks for the event held on May 22nd, 2014 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as part of the In The Life Series supplying Black LGBT programming coordinated by Steven Fullwood. Outing Lorraine included panelists: Alexis DeVeaux, Joi Gresham, and Steven Fullwood and was moderated by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz. Opening remarks provide a biographical description of Lorraine Hansberry's life, prepare the audience for a conversation on the implications for "outing" a black iconic figure, details the purpose for use of primary and secondary sources when, and provides a ...


Sheridan's Promising Tale Is Half Told, Ian Kilroy Jan 2013

Sheridan's Promising Tale Is Half Told, Ian Kilroy

Articles

Review of 'Break a Leg', the memoir by Irish theatre artist Peter Sheridan. First published in the Sunday Business Post Magazine.


The Masks Of Commedia Del’Arte, Noh Theater And Classical Greece: The Cultural Meanings, Influences And Similarities, Makena Bennett Jan 2012

The Masks Of Commedia Del’Arte, Noh Theater And Classical Greece: The Cultural Meanings, Influences And Similarities, Makena Bennett

A with Honors Projects

This essay examines the use and meanings of masks in Noh, commedia dell'art, and classical Greek theatre.


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

“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 ...


The Salt Lake Theatre: Brigham's Playhouse, Kenneth L. Alford Ph.D., Robert C. Freeman Ph.D. Jan 2011

The Salt Lake Theatre: Brigham's Playhouse, Kenneth L. Alford Ph.D., Robert C. Freeman Ph.D.

Faculty Publications

A history of the Salt Lake Theatre (dedicated in 1862).


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.


Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1968-1969, Western Players Jan 1969

Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1968-1969, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1968-1969 season. Includes souvenirs from field trips, campus activities, tributes to Russell Miller and Van Meter Hall renovations.

  • Liliom, 1968
  • Wait Until Dark, 1968
  • The Star Spangled Girl, 1969
  • The Crucible, 1969
  • J.B., 1969
  • Apollo of Bellac, 1968
  • No Exit
  • Box and Cox
  • The Lesson, 1969
  • Surpressed Desires, 1969
  • Before Breakfast, 1969
  • The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year


Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1967-1968, Western Players Jan 1968

Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1967-1968, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1967-1968 season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • A View from the Bridge, 1967
  • Anastasia, 1968
  • Tea and Sympathy, 1968
  • Ghosts, 1968
  • The Male Animal, 1968
  • Becket, 1967
  • The Fisherman
  • The Romancers
  • The Bald Soprano
  • Carnival of Characters, 1968


Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1968, Western Players Jan 1968

Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1968, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1968 summer theater season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • Shakertown Revisited
  • Shaker Festival
  • The Killing of Sister George
  • The Fugitive Kind
  • The Wizard of Oz


Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1967, Western Players Jul 1967

Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1967, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1967 summer theater season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • Hay Fever
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
  • Shakertown Revisited
  • Auburn Shaker Festival


Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1966-1967, Western Players Jan 1967

Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1966-1967, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1966-1967 season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • South Pacific, 1966
  • The Taming of the Shrew, 1967
  • Carmen, 1967
  • Night Must Fall, 1967
  • The Glass Menagerie, 1966
  • Miss Julie
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, 1967


Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1966, Western Players Jul 1966

Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1966, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1966 summer theater season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • Shakertown Revisted
  • Auburn Shaker Festival
  • Oh Dad, Poor Dad!
  • Summer and Smoke
  • Tom Sawyer


Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1965-1966, Western Players Jan 1966

Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1965-1966, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1965-1966 season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • West Side Story, 1965
  • The Doctor in Spite of Himself, 1966
  • The Bat's Revenge, 1966
  • Life With Father, 1966
  • Modern Duo: Estrangement, 1965
  • This Property is Condemned
  • La Dama Del Alba
  • Die Kleinen Verwandten
  • John Brown's Body
  • Red Peppers


Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1965, Western Players Jul 1965

Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1965, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1965summer theater season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • This Fair Land
  • Shakertown Revisted
  • Three Men on a Horse
  • The Night of the Iguana


Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1964-1965, Western Players Jan 1965

Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1964-1965, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1964-1965 season. The scrapbook also includes items regarding meetings and activities.

  • Six Characters in Search of an Author, 1964
  • Antigone, 1964
  • Phoenix Too Frequent, 1964
  • Sancho Panza En Barataria, 1965
  • The Misunderstanding, 1965
  • Dance Concerto, 1965
  • Bedtime Story, 1965
  • Bye, Bye Birdie, 1965
  • The Talented Failure, 1965
  • The Letter, 1965
  • The American Dream, 1965


Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1964, Western Players Jul 1964

Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1964, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1964 summer theater season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • Shakertown Revisited
  • Love Among the Ruins
  • Royal Gambit


Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1963-1964, Western Players Jan 1964

Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1963-1964, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1963-1964 season. The scrapbook also includes items regarding meetings and activities.

  • As Your Like It, 1963
  • A Far Country, 1963
  • The Teahouse of the August Moon, 1964
  • God's Trombones, 1964
  • The Clod, 1964
  • La Farce de Cuvier, 1964
  • The Second Shepherd's Play, 1964
  • Package Show, 1964
  • Entremes del Mauceba que Caso con Mujir Brava, 1964
  • The Boor, 1964


Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1963, Western Players Jan 1963

Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1963, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1963 summer theater season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • Shakertown Revisted
  • Auburn Shaker Festival
  • The Unexpected Guest
  • The Grass Harp


Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1962-1963, Western Players Jan 1963

Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1962-1963, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1962-1963 season. The scrapbook also includes items regarding meetings and activities.

  • The Secret of Christmas, 1962
  • Don Juan in Hell, 1963
  • Profile of the Exes
  • Legend of the Lake
  • The Ladder
  • All My Sons, 1963
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1963


Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1962, Western Players Jul 1962

Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1962, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1962 summer theater season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • The House of Bernarda Alba
  • Shaker Festival
  • Private Lives


Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1961-1962, Western Player Jan 1962

Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1961-1962, Western Player

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1961-1962 season. The scrapbook also includes items regarding meetings and activities.

  • Thunder on the Hill, 1961
  • Winterset, 1961
  • A Medicine for Melancholy, 1961
  • Missouri Legend, 1961
  • Brother to Dragons, 1962
  • Ten Steps to the Presidency, 1962
  • The Skin of Our Teeth, 1962
  • Gonza the Lancer, 1962
  • Make Mine Music, 1962
  • The Little Show, 1962


Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1961, Western Players Jul 1961

Ua68/17/2 Summer Players Scrapbook 1961, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1961 summer theater season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • Bus Stop
  • The Curious Savage


Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1960-1961, Western Players Jan 1961

Ua68/17/2 Scrapbook 1960-1961, Western Players

Student Organizations

Scrapbook of clippings, playbills and photos of theatrical productions from 1960-1961 season. Includes souvenirs from field trips and campus activities.

  • Oklahoma, 1960
  • Our Town, 1960
  • The Male Animal, 1961
  • Dark of the Moon, 1961
  • Voice in the Dark, 1961