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The Scenic Design Of Bye Bye Birdie, Erin Wegleitner Jan 2019

The Scenic Design Of Bye Bye Birdie, Erin Wegleitner

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This paper is a complete description of the set design process for the 2018 production of Bye Bye Birdie, as designed by Erin Wegleitner. The submission of this document will serve to meet partial fulfillment of Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre. The content of this thesis will detail the preproduction analysis, historical and critical analysis, process, post-production analysis and review of artistic development. Within those chapters, all aspects of the set design are considered from the first concept to completed project. To support the paper appendices works cited and works consulted are included.


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

Technical Direction Of Little Women, The Musical, Matt Gilbertson

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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 Direction Of Why Torture Is Wrong, And The People Who Love Them, Donald Hart Jan 2018

The Direction Of Why Torture Is Wrong, And The People Who Love Them, Donald Hart

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Hart, Donald C., M.F.A. Thesis. The Direction of Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. Mankato: Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2018.

This is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment for the Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre. It is a detailed account of Donald C. Hart's artistic process in directing Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them in the fall of 2017 for Minnesota State University, Mankato's department of Theatre and Dance. The paper chronicles the director's artistic process from pre-production through performance in five chapters: a pre-production ...


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.


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 ...


Recreating Paris In Les Miserables, Joel Schiebout Jan 2014

Recreating Paris In Les Miserables, Joel Schiebout

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 Joel Schiebout's technical process in the construction of the set for Minnesota State University, Mankato's production of Les Misérables in the fall of 2013. The thesis chronicles the author's technical process from pre-production through post-production in five chapters: an early production analysis, a historical and critical perspective, a construction process journal, a post-production analysis and a process development analysis. Appendices and works cited are included.


The Scene Design For Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Noah Jon Michael Files Jan 2014

The Scene Design For Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Noah Jon Michael Files

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This thesis contains a detailed account of Noah J. Files's scene design research and process for Kiss of the Spider Woman by Terrence McNally, John Kander and Fred Ebb. The musical was produced in the Andreas Theatre, opening January 30 and closing February 8, 2014. The first chapter is a preliminary analysis of the plot, the designer's first intentions and reactions to the scenic requirements, and the designer's goals for the production. The second chapter is an historical and critical analysis providing perspective into the history of the musical and research to illuminate the designer's choices ...


How To Improve Theatre Arts Education In Chinese Higher Educational Institutes, Ji Ding Jan 2013

How To Improve Theatre Arts Education In Chinese Higher Educational Institutes, Ji Ding

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Arts degree in theatre. Theatre Arts in China is in a state of decline. There are several possible ways to change this situation. This thesis will, through the comparison of Theatre Arts in higher education between China and the US, discuss what good lessons China may draw from the US in order to improve. The improved education of Theatre Arts in Chinese higher educational institutes may then be able to help the decline of Theatre Arts in China.


Play Selection Process Of Minnesota Catholic High Schools, Amanda Pyfferoen Jan 2013

Play Selection Process Of Minnesota Catholic High Schools, Amanda Pyfferoen

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Arts degree in theatre. It details the parameters and results of a survey distributed to Catholic high school theatre directors in Minnesota. The survey inquired about the process for selecting plays, what themes or lessons the directors refrain from presenting and if there is a need for a list of guidelines that could assist directors in selecting Catholic appropriate theatre pieces to present. There is further development of a proposed guideline and potential rating system that could be implemented into Catholic high school theatre programs.