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Theatre Appreciation (Syllabus), Deborah Liss-Green, Elizabeth Perkins, Caryl Nemajovsky 2016 Darton State College

Theatre Appreciation (Syllabus), Deborah Liss-Green, Elizabeth Perkins, Caryl Nemajovsky

Fine Arts Syllabi and Reports

With its free and ready access, the adoption of a variety of expert source material will increase engagement with quality information that will more effectively complete the experience of both applied and academic study.

In addition to content-specific student learning outcomes, THEA 1100 is designed to increase the students’ information literacy (Darton State’s QEP) through the course discussion board.

The students are required to post researched information for all to discuss according to guidelines that foster critical thinking. The transformation to OER material that is selected from GALILEO and additional reputable sources will increase student facility with academic source ...


Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], Jean-Michel Rabate 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], Jean-Michel Rabate

Literature

“Very few critics have all the qualities and competencies required to engage fully with the entirety of Beckett’s work in all genres: a detailed familiarity with Beckett’s texts in both English and French; a sensitivity to his linguistic, stylistic, and thematic maneuvers; an encyclopedic knowledge of his intellectual context; an awareness of the range and detail of Beckett studies; and an ability to write with refinement and wit. It is clear from this remarkable book that Jean-Michel Rabaté is one of those few.” —Derek Attridge, University of York


José Tamayo In Spanish America, 1949-1951, Carey Kasten 2016 Fordham University

José Tamayo In Spanish America, 1949-1951, Carey Kasten

Teatro: Revista de Estudios Culturales / A Journal of Cultural Studies

“José Tamayo in Spanish America, 1949-1951” relies on previously overlooked archival material from Spain and Spanish America to reconstruct the performance schedule and study the financial management and critical reception of the Lope de Vega Company in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia. In doing so, it sheds new light on Tamayo’s administration of the artistic agenda and fiscal needs of his company’s international tour, helping us to understand how Tamayo built and cultivated his growing fame, at home and abroad, in the early part of his career. The performance calendar featured in the article’s appendix provides a ...


Guerrilla Flamenca Contra El Capitalismo: Performance, Espacio Y Política En Las “Acciones” De Flo6x8., Ana Maria Diaz-Marcos Prof 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Guerrilla Flamenca Contra El Capitalismo: Performance, Espacio Y Política En Las “Acciones” De Flo6x8., Ana Maria Diaz-Marcos Prof

Teatro: Revista de Estudios Culturales / A Journal of Cultural Studies

Este artículo analiza las acciones performativas que el colectivo sevillano Flo6x8 viene realizando desde el año 2008 en sucursales bancarias y cajeros automáticos, utilizados como espacios simbólicos que encarnan los abusos del sistema capitalista y que son ocupados durante estos performances cuyo archivo posteriormente reverbera en internet. Se aborda el papel subversivo del cuerpo en las acciones de Flo, la conversión de los espacios bancarios en heterotopías y el poder del flamenco para transmitir un espíritu de rebeldía que encarna la desobediencia ciudadana.


Millie - Act I, Scene I (Design 2), Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Millie - Act I, Scene I (Design 2), Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Dimensions: 17 x 11 inches


Millie - Act I, Scene I (Design 1), Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Millie - Act I, Scene I (Design 1), Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Dimensions: 17 x 11 inches


Math In Motion: How Integrating Dance And Into A Math Classroom Affects A Student’S Ability To Learn, Rebecca Buranich 2016 The College at Brockport

Math In Motion: How Integrating Dance And Into A Math Classroom Affects A Student’S Ability To Learn, Rebecca Buranich

Senior Honors Theses

This research explores how placing dance and whole body movements into the math classroom at an elementary level help children better understand and develop a greater appreciation of basic mathematical concepts. More specifically, it looks at what effect the muscle memory that is developed while moving has on retaining information in a scholastic setting. Due to decreased funding in schools, programs in the arts are disappearing. I look at the positive effects of the arts in schools and how the integration and implementation of them with a core subject can be essential to a child’s learning experience. With the ...


Cyrano Debergerac, Matthew M. Moore, Robert Clements, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps 2016 Director

Cyrano Debergerac, Matthew M. Moore, Robert Clements, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps

Robert Clements, M.Ed.

A perfect choice as we head into Valentine’s Day, this romantic tale of a 17th-century French poet and swordsman will warm your heart. Cyrano has a soul as big as his outsized nose, but can his unabashed gallantry overcome his quirky appearance to win Roxanne—his heart’s true love? Between the swashbuckling and the love poetry there’s something for everyone in this epic retelling of one of theatre’s great classics!


Cyrano Debergerac, Matthew M. Moore, Robert Clements, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps 2016 Director

Cyrano Debergerac, Matthew M. Moore, Robert Clements, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps

Diane C. Merchant, Ph.D.

A perfect choice as we head into Valentine’s Day, this romantic tale of a 17th-century French poet and swordsman will warm your heart. Cyrano has a soul as big as his outsized nose, but can his unabashed gallantry overcome his quirky appearance to win Roxanne—his heart’s true love? Between the swashbuckling and the love poetry there’s something for everyone in this epic retelling of one of theatre’s great classics!


Wit, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps 2016 Director and Dramaturgy Coordinator

Wit, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps

Diane C. Merchant, Ph.D.

A brilliant and respected university professor, known for her teaching of the difficult and metaphysical poems of John Donne, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Throughout the course of her experimental treatments, she comes to an understanding of her work, and her life, with profound humor. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Times called WIT a “brutally human and beautifully layered new play…you feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted.” Presented in an intimate staging atmosphere, WIT is sure to move you.


Cyrano Debergerac, Matthew M. Moore, Robert Clements, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps 2016 Director

Cyrano Debergerac, Matthew M. Moore, Robert Clements, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps

Matthew M. Moore, M.F.A.

A perfect choice as we head into Valentine’s Day, this romantic tale of a 17th-century French poet and swordsman will warm your heart. Cyrano has a soul as big as his outsized nose, but can his unabashed gallantry overcome his quirky appearance to win Roxanne—his heart’s true love? Between the swashbuckling and the love poetry there’s something for everyone in this epic retelling of one of theatre’s great classics!


From The Sewing Room To The Ballroom, The Evolution Of Ballroom Dance Costumes, Jessica Marie Russell 2016 University of South Carolina - Columbia

From The Sewing Room To The Ballroom, The Evolution Of Ballroom Dance Costumes, Jessica Marie Russell

Theses and Dissertations

Although I have danced all my life, I only began to ballroom dance and dance socially after starting college at the University of South Carolina. While dancing with the Carolina Ballroom Club, I learned some of the history of ballroom dance from our instructors, but I never quite understood how we went from having very conservative court dances to the wide variety of ballroom dances where dancers wear extravagant costumes. I also have been sewing since I was a child; I helped do minor repairs in the costume room for ballet productions, and recently began making clothing for myself. I ...


Alice - Act I, Scenes Vi, Vii, And Viii - Finished Garment (Back), Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Alice - Act I, Scenes Vi, Vii, And Viii - Finished Garment (Back), Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Number of Pieces: 1

Fabric and Trim:

  • Bodice: Main - polyester chiffon; Contrast - polyester tulle, unknown sequined synthetic fabric, and ruffled trim
  • Skirt: Main - polyester chiffon; Contrast - polyester organza
  • Lining: unknown synthetic fabric
  • Neck Strap and Flower: sequined ribbon trim

Construction Techniques/Design Aspects:

  • Machine stitched
  • Halter dress
  • Center front bodice panel composed of four layers including lining fabric and trim
  • Multi-layered skirt
  • Dropped waistline
  • Center-back zipper

Measurements:

  • Bust: 40 inches (approx.)
  • Waist: 37 inches (approx.)
  • Hips: 42 inches (approx.)
  • Front length from base of neck: 40 1/2 inches
  • Back length: 34 1/2 inches


Alice - Act I, Scenes Vi, Vii, And Viii, Darrin J. Pufall 2016 Boise State University

Alice - Act I, Scenes Vi, Vii, And Viii, Darrin J. Pufall

Darrin J. Pufall

Dimensions: 17 x 11 inches


An Actor’S Approach To Claire In Proof By David Auburn, Kathryn Patterson 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

An Actor’S Approach To Claire In Proof By David Auburn, Kathryn Patterson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The areas of study in the Proof thesis contain research on the play, the playwright, and the acting style utilized in the performance and character analysis. The acting style in this process focuses on the actor’s creative work in preparation of portraying a female character. This character is a controlling woman that is unable to manipulate others. By using relaxation techniques involving the Alexander Technique, the actor was able to transition into the character with honest emotions and motives. Finding similarities to the character by using personal relationships gave the actor the ability to discover connections with the character ...


Love On - The Life Of A Suicide Survivor: A Performance Autoethnographic Study, Patricia R. Wheeler 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

Love On - The Life Of A Suicide Survivor: A Performance Autoethnographic Study, Patricia R. Wheeler

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Suicide touches the lives of millions of people each year in this country alone, yet conversations about suicide loss and survival after a loss remain taboo and often do not happen. The story I performed for this performance autoethnographic study centers on my life as a survivor of suicide. It provides a starting point for dialog regarding trauma, grief, and suicide loss. The narrative was constructed directly following the sudden death of my father, which had a direct effect on my ability to produce artistic work. The development, staging and performance of the story were altered to account for the ...


The World Of The Cat's Table: Literature Through Production Design Analysis, Andrea J. Johnson 2016 University of Rhode Island

The World Of The Cat's Table: Literature Through Production Design Analysis, Andrea J. Johnson

Senior Honors Projects

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje is a rich piece of literature that has a diverse set of characters confined to one pivotal location, a ship. Just as the novel builds a world around its characters, in this project I attempted to build a space around immersive design choices.

Production Design is a visual response to analytic reading. By taking a written piece or concept and creating the physical/visual atmosphere for the work, a production designer’s job is to create the overall look and tone of a creative production, be it for a film, play, or museum ...


Choral Theatre, Albert Joseph Wolfe Jr. 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Choral Theatre, Albert Joseph Wolfe Jr.

Dissertations

Jamaica gained its independence from Great Britain in 1962, after some 300 years of colonization. Prior to Independence, the standard arts education curriculum was decidedly British and Western European. That which was labeled Caribbean or Jamaican “folk” by the British was deemed inferior and was not taught, demonstrated, or performed in formal settings. Thus, generations of Jamaicans never observed or imagined a Caribbean aesthetic in the visual and performing arts. Instead, pre-Independence Jamaicans were taught British and Western European music and performed it the “British” way.

Today, Jamaicans boast a number of artistic developments that are instantly recognized across the ...


Behind The Stakes, Between The Lines, Beyond The Pun: A Critical Deconstruction Of Humor In William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, And Other Popular Comedies, Jaime Libby 2016 Dominican University of California

Behind The Stakes, Between The Lines, Beyond The Pun: A Critical Deconstruction Of Humor In William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, And Other Popular Comedies, Jaime Libby

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Humor is a powerful rhetorical device employed at all levels of human discourse—from casual banter to political debate. Still, despite humor’s global prevalence, its historical transgressiveness, and its distinct potential both to neutralize and critically engage highly fraught issues, humans do not often pause to ask how humor works. And what does its working tell us about our humanness? This thesis explores the operation of humor in literature and performance, using tools provided by structuralist, deconstructive, and postmodern critical arenas, to reveal how humor’s fundamental structures invite humans to entertain new perspectives and practice empathy. The study ...


Memory And Remembering: Sacred History And The York Plays, Clifford Davidson 2016 Western Michigan University

Memory And Remembering: Sacred History And The York Plays, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Against a background which included revolutionary changes in religious belief, extensive enlargement of dramatic styles and the technological innovation of printing, this collection of essays about biblical drama offers innovative approaches to text and performance, while reviewing some well-established critical issues. The Bible in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries appears in a complex of roles in relation to the drama: as an authority and centre of belief, a place of controversy, an emotional experience and, at times, a weapon. This collection brings into focus the new biblical learning, including the re-editing of biblical texts, as well as classical influences, and ...


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