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Alceste's Return, Andrew Vorder Bruegge 2016 Winthrop University

Alceste's Return, Andrew Vorder Bruegge

Andrew Vorder Bruegge, Ph.D.

A sequel to Moliere's drama, "The Misanthrope." As of January 2015, it had been selected as a semi-finalist in the AACT playwriting competition. If selected as a finalist, it will be performed in 2016 and published with Dramatist Play Service.


Alceste's Return, Andrew Vorder Bruegge 2016 Winthrop University

Alceste's Return, Andrew Vorder Bruegge

College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty Publications

A sequel to Moliere's drama, "The Misanthrope." As of January 2015, it had been selected as a semi-finalist in the AACT playwriting competition. If selected as a finalist, it will be performed in 2016 and published with Dramatist Play Service.


The Word's The Thing Massart's 3rd Annual Festival Of New Plays, Rebecca Saunders 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Word's The Thing Massart's 3rd Annual Festival Of New Plays, Rebecca Saunders

Rebecca Saunders

Sponsored by the MassArt Liberal Arts Department, the Festival will present five plays developed by the MassArt Playwriting Workshop and two student plays chosen by Workshop judges. The plays range in length from five minutes to twenty-five minutes and include comedy, tragedy, psychodrama, performance pieces, and more.


The Word's The Thing Massart's 3rd Annual Festival Of New Plays, Rebecca Saunders 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Word's The Thing Massart's 3rd Annual Festival Of New Plays, Rebecca Saunders

Rebecca Saunders

Sponsored by the MassArt Liberal Arts Department, the Festival will present five plays developed by the MassArt Playwriting Workshop and two student plays chosen by Workshop judges. The plays range in length from five minutes to twenty-five minutes and include comedy, tragedy, psychodrama, performance pieces, and more.


Selves Portrait: A Senior Thesis Portraying Schizophrenia Through Dance, Samantha Karlow 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Selves Portrait: A Senior Thesis Portraying Schizophrenia Through Dance, Samantha Karlow

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts

Selves Portrait: a senior thesis portraying schizophrenia through dance

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects approximately 1% of the human population. This disorder is incredibly complicated, and much more research is needed for it to be fully understood. There are many diverse symptoms that can be associated with schizophrenia, and they can be present in different forms and combinations. It is important that we work not only to understand the mechanisms underlying this disorder but also to be compassionate and understanding of the reality experienced by those who suffer from schizophrenia.

Selves Portrait is a senior dance thesis production ...


Designing An Opera: A Wedding, Victoria Halverson 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Designing An Opera: A Wedding, Victoria Halverson

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

This thesis’ purpose is to provide research, photographs and other materials that document the scenic design process of the Glenn Korff School of Music’s opera production titled A Wedding. Included in this thesis are the following: research images used to convey ideas about location, time period, mood, scale, and textures to the director; visual tools used to communicate the scenic design: early sketches, renderings, and photos of the ¼” scale white and color models; a complete set of drafting plates and painter elevations used to communicate the look of each scenic element to the technical director and paint charge ...


Fragments Of Theatre’S Past: Reconstructing Euripides’ Phaethon, Alejandro Martinez Jr, McKenna Rogan, Ricardo Solis, Alexander David Booth, Alexander Mason, Ji Hyun Ahn 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Fragments Of Theatre’S Past: Reconstructing Euripides’ Phaethon, Alejandro Martinez Jr, Mckenna Rogan, Ricardo Solis, Alexander David Booth, Alexander Mason, Ji Hyun Ahn

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts

Famous Greek tragedian Euripides authored more than ninety plays, only a few of which still exist in full length. Euripides' play, Phaethon, the story of the sun deity's son who almost burns the Earth, survives in only simple fragments of the original. Despite the myth’s popularity, its interpretations have varied widely. Our team set out to reconstruct Phaethon through examination of Euripides's original fragments, consideration of the work of more recent scholars, and some degree of creative freedom. We wrote a collection of essays dealing with the issues of Phaethon's characterization as an impulsive adolescent, the ...


Love's Labor's Lost: A Scenic Design, David B. Tousley III 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Love's Labor's Lost: A Scenic Design, David B. Tousley Iii

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

This thesis describes the research and production processes of the set design for the play, Love’s Labor’s Lost by William Shakespeare, performed in the Howell Memorial Theatre, from November 13th through November 23rd at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska. Love’s Labor’s Lost was directed by Melora Kordos. David Tousley acted as the production’s set designer, Sarah Resch designed the lighting, Katie Davis designed the costumes, Lucas Dunwoody designed the sound, Vicki Halverson acted as the props mistress, and Greg Rishoi was the acting technical director ...


Unity (1918): The Lighting Of A Modern Dark Comedy With Gothic Elements, Steven J. Miller 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Unity (1918): The Lighting Of A Modern Dark Comedy With Gothic Elements, Steven J. Miller

Student Research and Creative Activity in Theatre and Film

This thesis is a reflection on the research and production process of the lighting design of the play Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr, performed in the Studio Theatre at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film from October 9 to 11 and October 14 to 19, 2014. The play was directed by Dr. Ian Borden with scenic design by Vicki Halverson, costume design by Megan Cudd, lighting design by Steven J. Miller and technical direction provided by A.J. Lowery. This thesis documents the lighting design process including initial meetings, research, conceptualization, paperwork, technical rehearsals, critical response, and production ...


Digital Expressionism And Christopher Wheeldon’S Alice’S Adventures In Wonderland: What Contemporary Choreographers Can Learn From Early Twentieth-Century Modernism, Kelly Oden 2015 Butler University

Digital Expressionism And Christopher Wheeldon’S Alice’S Adventures In Wonderland: What Contemporary Choreographers Can Learn From Early Twentieth-Century Modernism, Kelly Oden

Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

How can classical ballet adapt to a world that is in an ever more rapid state of flux? By uncovering an example of the kind of interdisciplinary artistic collaboration that contributed to the thriving artistic environment of the early twentieth century, a model for artistic success emerges. By examining modernism and Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in relation to Christopher Wheeldon’s groundbreaking 2011 ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a correlation between the success of the Ballets Russes and the success of Wheeldon is exposed. I argue that by applying the modernist practice of interdisciplinary interaction to his own ...


Transcending Conventions: A Closer Look At The Effects Of Matthew Bourne’S Swan Lake, Khayla J. Golucke 2015 Loyola Marymount University

Transcending Conventions: A Closer Look At The Effects Of Matthew Bourne’S Swan Lake, Khayla J. Golucke

Dance Department Student Works

No abstract provided.


Songs With Political Purpose: The Catalan Nova Cançó And Its Social Movement, Brooke Moschetto 2015 Trinity College

Songs With Political Purpose: The Catalan Nova Cançó And Its Social Movement, Brooke Moschetto

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis is a study of the interaction of music and politics during the social movement in Catalonia, Spain, the nova cançó. This interaction demonstrates the importance of a cultural identity, imagined communities, and cultural planning for a nation. In the case of Catalonia, the nova cançó played an immediate crucial role in the transformation of society during the last years of the extremely repressive dictatorship of Francisco Franco (1939-1975). Franco controlled Spain ideologically through censorships and power over the media in order to spread his values of a unified, homogenous, nationalist fatherland. In this way, he destroyed the Catalan ...


The Skin Of Our Teeth: Setting The Scene, Michaela L. Stein 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Skin Of Our Teeth: Setting The Scene, Michaela L. Stein

Student Research, Performance, and Creative Activity: Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

This thesis is the culmination of the scenic design for the play, The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, performed in the Howell Memorial Theatre during the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film’s 2014-2015 University Theatre season.

Virginia Smith directed The Skin of Our Teeth, leading a creative team comprised of both graduate and undergraduate students. This thesis contains the entire scenic design process including initial meetings, conceptualization, renderings, paperwork, the tech process, and production photographs.

Advisor: JD. Madsen


City Of Angels: Lighting Two Worlds, Joseph W. Burbach 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

City Of Angels: Lighting Two Worlds, Joseph W. Burbach

Student Research, Performance, and Creative Activity: Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

This thesis describes the research and production process of the lighting design for the musical, City of Angels by Larry Gelbart with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel, performed in Kimball Recital Hall, from November 14th through 16th at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska. City of Angels was directed by Alisa Belflower. Joseph W. Burbach acted as the production’s lighting designer, Laurel Shoemaker designed the set, Christine Cottam coordinated the costumes, Sonia Sandoval designed the sound, Morgan Robertson and Katelyn Geary acted as the props masters, and Jason ...


Ernest Hemingway: Challenged, Censored, Banned, Heather Harris 2015 Florida State University

Ernest Hemingway: Challenged, Censored, Banned, Heather Harris

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015

Despite his Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize, Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls rank among the top one-hundred challenged and banned American classics. Hemingway has experienced perhaps the greatest range of censoring among American writers, challenges collecting under broad rubrics--political, religious, sexual, social: The Sun Also Rises,1926 (sex, alcohol, decadence); A Farewell to Arms, 1929 (banned in Boston for politics, sex, language); To Have and Have Not, 1937 (only book banned in America [Detroit] in 1938--for immoralities, at the instigation of Catholic church); For Whom the Bell Tolls, 1941 ...


Review Of Barbara K. Seeber, Jane Austen And Animals, Lucinda Cole 2015 University of Southern Maine

Review Of Barbara K. Seeber, Jane Austen And Animals, Lucinda Cole

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

In this review of Barbara K. Seeber's Jane Austen and Animals (Ashgate, 2013) Lucinda Cole summarizes this foundational book and emphasizes the role of animal studies scholars in linking feminism and environmental issues.


Review Of Helen E.M. Brooks, Actresses, Gender, And The Eighteenth-Century Stage: Playing Women, Leslie Ritchie 2015 Queeens University, Canada

Review Of Helen E.M. Brooks, Actresses, Gender, And The Eighteenth-Century Stage: Playing Women, Leslie Ritchie

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

No abstract provided.


The Puzzling Origin Of The Acquaintance Between Charlotte Lennox And Thomas Birch, Patricia L. Hamilton 2015 Union University

The Puzzling Origin Of The Acquaintance Between Charlotte Lennox And Thomas Birch, Patricia L. Hamilton

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Scholars have puzzled over the origin of the relationship between Charlotte Lennox and Thomas Birch. That the two shared a cordial professional relationship in 1759 is not surprising, but it is unclear how and when Birch obtained the poem "The Dream, an ode by Miss Ramsey of 15" (ca. 1744-45) for his manuscript collection. Possibly Edward Cave, publisher of The Gentleman’s Magazine, or other professional associates such as Samuel Johnson or Samuel Richardson supplied it. But archival evidence indicates that Lady Isabella Finch, Lennox’s earliest patroness, was in contact with Birch in 1749, raising the question of whether ...


Mansfield Park Comes To Life: Teaching And Staging Elizabeth Inchbald’S Lovers’ Vows In An Austen Course, Misty Krueger 2015 University of Maine at Farmington

Mansfield Park Comes To Life: Teaching And Staging Elizabeth Inchbald’S Lovers’ Vows In An Austen Course, Misty Krueger

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

This essay discusses how I incorporated readers theatre into a senior seminar on Jane Austen and her contemporaries. The article recounts how my students read Elizabeth Inchbald’s 1798 drama, Lovers’ Vows, and Austen’s 1814 novel, Mansfield Park, and then were inspired at the end of the seminar to take part in a readers theatre production of the play. In order to set up this pedagogical example, the essay addresses the theatrical episode of Mansfield Park, the controversies surrounding Lovers’ Vows, and the ways in which I edited the play and prepared students to create a “little theatre”—to ...


Artifacts As Ambassadors: Sharing Special Collections Through Collaboration With Student Curators, Carolyn Sautter 2015 Gettysburg College

Artifacts As Ambassadors: Sharing Special Collections Through Collaboration With Student Curators, Carolyn Sautter

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Special Collections and College Archives at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College, regularly collaborates with various academic departments to conduct class visits utilizing the primary sources in Special Collections Reading Room. In the last two years, some of these opportunity have grown into semester long student curation experiences both inside Special Collections and in collaboration with Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College.

The exhibits discussed included:

Slaves, Soldiers, Citizens: African American Artifacts of the Civil War Era

Slow to Heal: The Evolution of Medicine from the Civil War Era to WWI

Owl & Nightingale Players, 1914-2014: One Hundred Years of Drama

Art + Politics ...


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