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Worlds With Words: Discourse And Frame Analysis Of Performance Storytelling, Chelise Fox 2018 East Tennessee State University

Worlds With Words: Discourse And Frame Analysis Of Performance Storytelling, Chelise Fox

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In this thesis, I explore how performance storytellers create intense focus on imaginal realities through language—a phenomenon sometimes called “transport” or “realm-shift.” To this end, recordings of performances by two professional storytellers were transcribed and examined through the lens of frame theory and discourse analysis. Examination of these transcripts shows that storytellers employ clusters of linguistic involvement strategies around frame transitions, facilitating realm-shift. Additionally, it shows that throughout a telling, tellers shape discourse around frame shifts that draw attention to significant elements, particularly those that establish a story’s relevance to the occasion of its telling and those that ...


The Voices Of Native Guard: From The Page To Performance, Corrie Claiborne, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Cliff Miller 2018 Morehouse College

The Voices Of Native Guard: From The Page To Performance, Corrie Claiborne, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Cliff Miller

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Published in 2006, Native Guard received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007, and the book's author, Natasha Trethewey, went on to become the US Poet Laureate in 2012 and 2014. Trethewey emphasizes that Native Guard is a book of poetry, not a collection of poems that were gathered together for publication. This one among many reasons it was an excellent source for a theatrical production by the Alliance Theatre (in Atlanta) in 2014, in restaged in 2018. Actors January Lavoy (the poet) and Anton Neal (the native guard) breathe new life into Trethewey's work, expressing the deep musicality of ...


Pitch Polarity In Praise Singing And Hip-Hop: Evidence For An Underrepresented Poetic Feature, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Oludaisi Aina, Nathaniel Condit-Schultz 2018 Clark Atlanta University

Pitch Polarity In Praise Singing And Hip-Hop: Evidence For An Underrepresented Poetic Feature, William S. Dula, Aaron Carter-Enyi, David Oludaisi Aina, Nathaniel Condit-Schultz

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Tonal counterpoint is a common device in the oral improvisatory tradition of Yorùbá oríkì (praise-singing), first documented by Ọlátunji (1984). Both tonal and counterpoint are terms familiar to musicians, but the meaning here is the linguistic tonal, not the harmonic, and the rhetorical counterpoint, not polyphonic. Ọlátunji describes couplets in which each phrase is parallel if not identical in terms of phonic content and the first sets up a tonal expectancy for the second. The contrast might also be between words within a single phrase. There are three primary categories of tonal counterpoint in Yorùbá oríkì: parallelism of similar words ...


The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe, Dawn A. Schluetz, Tim Phipps, Rebekah Priebe, Diane C. Merchant, Rebecca M. Baker 2018 Director

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe, Dawn A. Schluetz, Tim Phipps, Rebekah Priebe, Diane C. Merchant, Rebecca M. Baker

Theatre Productions

C.S. Lewis’ heroic tale of love, faith, courage, and giving; the life and death struggle for control of Narnia; and the grandeur of the triumph of good over evil has been faithfully captured for the stage by acclaimed playwright Joseph Robinette. Robinette is one of the most produced playwrights for family audiences in the world. He has dramatized the exciting story of three children who join the fight against the White Witch, with the Lion Aslan as their leader and protector. This production will delight audiences of all ages, true to the original Chronicles of Narnia books. Fans of ...


Radical Black Drama-As-Theory: The Black Feminist Dramatic On The Protracted Event-Horizon, Jaye Austin Williams 2018 Bucknell University

Radical Black Drama-As-Theory: The Black Feminist Dramatic On The Protracted Event-Horizon, Jaye Austin Williams

Faculty Journal Articles

In this essay, I elaborate my present project, grounded in what I call drama theory, the critical theoretical dimensions of dramatic writing, and address the deeply troubling intramural tensions across Black Studies, between those who read blackness, and black cultural production, through largely futurist, celebratory lenses; and those who apply a structural analysis to blackness as the site against, upon, and through which the world coheres its soci(et)al apparatuses and machinations. I situate myself within the latter constellation, and sample here two plays by Suzan-Lori Parks to demonstrate how I translate the analyses of antiblack violence by black ...


The Artistic And Anthropological Influence Of Lighting Design On Guests At The Disneyland Resort, Jennifer Pershon 2017 Chapman University

The Artistic And Anthropological Influence Of Lighting Design On Guests At The Disneyland Resort, Jennifer Pershon

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

Lighting design, while popularized by theatre, has emerged beyond the stage into real world environments and settings. Its advancement has led to an evolution of light, allowing for light to appear as a work of art independent from objects and productions despite lacking a tangible existence. As themed entertainment has grown into an entire industry of spectacle and performance, the concept of theme parks developed from one man’s dream to bring his animated films to life in a constructed environment for the promotion of imagination. Lighting design within the Disneyland Resort facilitates the ideologies of Walt Disney, utilizing its ...


“We Are Going Live In 3, 2, 1...”: Examining Liveness Amidst Streaming Technology, Jessica Jeanne Johnson 2017 Chapman University

“We Are Going Live In 3, 2, 1...”: Examining Liveness Amidst Streaming Technology, Jessica Jeanne Johnson

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The products of the theatre, film, and television industries are becoming increasingly homogenized. The modes of entertainment which feature a live audience experience (film and theatre) have seen a gradual decrease in ticket sales to these experiences, while simultaneously there has been a rapidly increasing number of subscriptions to streaming services providing access to productions from all three mediums (film, theatre, television). This fact represents the public’s divergence from the idea of traditional “liveness.” Many scholars believe that liveness has the ability to manifest itself in many mediatized forms (such as in 3D, surround sound, etc.), and while this ...


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

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 ...


A Production Process For Developing A Web Series, Snaptv, Toebey T. Caldwell 2017 California State University, San Bernardino

A Production Process For Developing A Web Series, Snaptv, Toebey T. Caldwell

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

My project for this Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, studying Film Theories and Media Production methods, details “A Production Process for Creating a Web Series, called SNAPtv”. This media production was designed to demonstrate my experience and knowledge I gained through this degree, by specific areas of developing and producing media, including script writing, filming and editing media content, to construct an original web series from Pre-Production to Post-Production.

SNAPtv is a hybrid, sketch comedy, talk show produced as an online web series that mimics the characteristics of a semi-scripted Reality-Television series and combines the elements of a talk show ...


Jane Eyre, Diane C. Merchant, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Rebecca M. Baker, Rebekah Priebe 2017 Director

Jane Eyre, Diane C. Merchant, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Rebecca M. Baker, Rebekah Priebe

Rebekah Priebe, M.A., M.F.A.

This new adaptation of the beloved Gothic novel imaginatively incorporates haunting visual images, dreamlike memories and innovative staging. Orphaned Jane Eyre overcomes her lonely and abusive childhood to become an accomplished governess for Mr. Rochester’s ward at mysterious Thornfield, a place with dark and terrifying secrets. Her psychological journey allows her to triumph over the oppression of the Victorian era, in a script that Chicago Magazine called “a tide of loving and sure storytelling that treats its audience with reverence and respect.”


The Music Man, Rebecca M. Baker, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Carlos Elias, Diane C. Merchant, Rebekah Priebe 2017 Director

The Music Man, Rebecca M. Baker, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Carlos Elias, Diane C. Merchant, Rebekah Priebe

Rebekah Priebe, M.A., M.F.A.

When fast-talking Harold Hill hears that no traveling salesman has ever won over stubborn River City, Iowa, he decides to give it a try! His biggest challenge is Marian the librarian, and in the process of trying to charm her, he falls in love himself. The Music Man celebrates a terrific score of marches, love songs and Barbershop quartets, along with great dance numbers and a family-friendly story.


The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], Diane C. Merchant, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Rebekah Priebe 2017 Director and Dramaturgy Coordinator

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], Diane C. Merchant, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Rebekah Priebe

Rebekah Priebe, M.A., M.F.A.

The Complete Works takes us through all of Shakespeare’s Histories, Comedies and Tragedies in one hilarious show! It’s a fast-paced romp through the Bard’s well known plays. Join three actors, lots of wigs, crazy props, bona fide costumes, and iambic pentameter all rolled into this Shakespearean adventure you won’t soon forget. It’s time to get up close and personal with this in-your-face merriment staged in our black-box performance venue.


Because We Have To: Flamenco As Survival Strategy Against Detrimental Effects Of Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dolores Garcia 2017 MFA Student, Dance

Because We Have To: Flamenco As Survival Strategy Against Detrimental Effects Of Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dolores Garcia

Theatre & Dance ETDs

Can daily practice in flamenco training help mediate the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the brain and body? This thesis focuses on the inner-workings of the brain and how it processes stress and trauma. This is discussed through the idea of the Fear Circuit, which is a habitual response to reminders of the original trauma; the review of a current therapy for PTSD patients-Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); the theory that throwing (skill in speed and precision –based throwing activities), music, and dance can all work to increase strength in areas of the brain that atrophy ...


The Music Man, Rebecca M. Baker, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Carlos Elias, Diane C. Merchant, Rebekah Priebe 2017 Director

The Music Man, Rebecca M. Baker, Robert Clements, Tim Phipps, Carlos Elias, Diane C. Merchant, Rebekah Priebe

Carlos Elias, M.M.

When fast-talking Harold Hill hears that no traveling salesman has ever won over stubborn River City, Iowa, he decides to give it a try! His biggest challenge is Marian the librarian, and in the process of trying to charm her, he falls in love himself. The Music Man celebrates a terrific score of marches, love songs and Barbershop quartets, along with great dance numbers and a family-friendly story.


How To Turn “A Bunch Of Gang-Bangin’ Criminals Into Big Kids Having Fun”1: Empowering Incarcerated And At-Risk Youth Through Ensemble Theatre, Courtney Mohler 2017 Butler University

How To Turn “A Bunch Of Gang-Bangin’ Criminals Into Big Kids Having Fun”1: Empowering Incarcerated And At-Risk Youth Through Ensemble Theatre, Courtney Mohler

Courtney Mohler

No abstract provided.


The Diary Of Anne Frank, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps, Rebekah Priebe, Rebecca M. Baker 2017 Director

The Diary Of Anne Frank, Diane C. Merchant, Tim Phipps, Rebekah Priebe, Rebecca M. Baker

Theatre Productions

The Diary of Anne Frank tells the story of a young Jewish girl and her family during the German World War II occupation of the Netherlands. The play explores themes of persecution, coming of age during wartime, and Jewish identity in a world turned upside down by hatred. Anne’s unique perspective, recorded in her personal diary discovered after the war had ended, attests to her hope for all people to someday live without fear. The New York Daily News described the play as having “so much beauty, warm humor, gentle pity … that it is difficult to imagine how this ...


El Movimiento Que Aún Falta: ¿De Qué Forma Existe Y Se Promueve La Educación Teatral En Las Escuelas De Chile? ¿Cómo Se Ensena El Teatro En Los Liceos Con Conexión Al Cambio Social? / The Movement That Is Still Missing: How Does Theater Education Exist And Is Promoted In Schools In Chile? How Is Theater Taught In High Schools With Connection To Social Change?, Andrés G. Aguilar 2017 SIT Study Abroad

El Movimiento Que Aún Falta: ¿De Qué Forma Existe Y Se Promueve La Educación Teatral En Las Escuelas De Chile? ¿Cómo Se Ensena El Teatro En Los Liceos Con Conexión Al Cambio Social? / The Movement That Is Still Missing: How Does Theater Education Exist And Is Promoted In Schools In Chile? How Is Theater Taught In High Schools With Connection To Social Change?, Andrés G. Aguilar

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

En el mundo del teatro, ha habido muchos teóricos y practicantes del arte. No solo se han desarrollado en el mundo del teatro, sino que muchos otros han transformado lo que es el teatro y el poder que puede tener. En relación con este estudio específico, comenzaré abordando tres de los teóricos del teatro: Konstantin Stanislavski, Bertolt Brecht y Augusto Boal. En relación a cada practicante, se encuentra una relación sobre cómo el teatro puede ser utilizado en la educación, destacó por la experta chilena Verónica García-Huidobro. Para complejizar aún más esa relación, abordaré cómo la educación teatral es, sin ...


Effects Of Musical Theater Education On The Self-Esteem Of Middle School Students, Kimberly Kokx 2017 Concordia University - Portland

Effects Of Musical Theater Education On The Self-Esteem Of Middle School Students, Kimberly Kokx

Ed.D. Dissertations

Musical theater combines two educational components; music and theater. These arts classes have demonstrated positive influences on student academic achievement and student self-esteem. Musical theater, however, has not been fully examined as a pathway to enhance student self-esteem. The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of musical theater education on middle school student self-esteem. Using a qualitative case study, 11 students from a private Christian school in suburban Minnesota participated in a musical theater production to measure the effects of musical theater education on their self-esteem. Likert surveys, interviews, observations, records, and artifacts were collected to determine ...


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

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 ...


Forum On The Art Of Participation: A Curated Collection Of Reflections, Explorations, And Instructions, Astrid Breel, Hannah Newman, Robbie Wilson 2017 University of Kent, UK.

Forum On The Art Of Participation: A Curated Collection Of Reflections, Explorations, And Instructions, Astrid Breel, Hannah Newman, Robbie Wilson

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This section of the journal collates articles and other content arising from The Art of Participation Forum, which took place on the 7th & 8th of May, 2016, at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. The event brought together an international group of artists and academics who are involved in participatory arts in a variety of ways and who hail from the many corners of this wide field of activity. We wanted to explore the inherently practical phenomenon of participatory arts by doing as well as discussing, which meant that the Forum took a practice-as-research approach. To this end, we ...


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