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Illuminating The Eighteenth-Century British Stage: Perfecting Performance Through Education, Bethany Csomay 2018 Duquesne University

Illuminating The Eighteenth-Century British Stage: Perfecting Performance Through Education, Bethany Csomay

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Actress studies has become “a truly interdisciplinary field” that “intersect[s] with art, music, literature, history, economics, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and fashion” (Engel 752). While much scholarship has been conducted on the actress’ life, interaction with material culture, public spectacle, authority, femininity, and writings, the role of an actress’ education in her success has yet to be explored adequately or examined beyond biography. My project seeks to examine the educational beginnings of actresses and I assert there are three modes that eighteenth-century actresses often undertook to cultivate their celebrity and success: inheritance, discovery, and trial and error. This project examines ...


Male Belting: An Exploration Of Technique And Style From 1967 To Current, bruce earnest 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Male Belting: An Exploration Of Technique And Style From 1967 To Current, Bruce Earnest

Dissertations

This Thesis will explore male belting from a technical and style perspective.


Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work Of Charlotte Moorman, Saisha Grayson 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work Of Charlotte Moorman, Saisha Grayson

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

When classically trained cellist Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991) moved to New York City in 1957, she swiftly positioned herself at the intersection of experimental music, performance, video, and the visual arts. She interpreted works by composers like John Cage, collaborated with artists such as Nam June Paik, and founded and organized the New York Avant Garde Festival from 1963 to 1980. This dissertation argues that Moorman’s career sheds new light on what it meant to be an artist in this post-medium-specific moment and proposes that Moorman’s deterritorialization of authorship exerts pressure on traditional art histories. The generative dynamics of ...


Party On, Derrida!: A Queer, Deconstructionist Look At Wayne's World, Glam, And The Losers Of Rock And Roll, Michelle A. Arp 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Party On, Derrida!: A Queer, Deconstructionist Look At Wayne's World, Glam, And The Losers Of Rock And Roll, Michelle A. Arp

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

What do you get when you mix a girl from Long Island, critical theory, a movie based on a Saturday Night Live sketch, David Bowie, and alternative rock of the early 2000s? A lot of losers, a lot of queerness, and plenty of room for deconstruction.

Part performance studies, part queer studies, and part memoir, this study is a cross-genre and experimental analysis of postmodern ideologies, rock and roll, and comedy. More specifically, I use Jacques Derrida’s notion of “the slash” (Of Grammatology, 1967) in relation to high and low culture via comedies, such that of Wayne’s World ...


Wait, She's Alive?! Playing Characters Based On Real, Living People, Courtney Jensen 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Wait, She's Alive?! Playing Characters Based On Real, Living People, Courtney Jensen

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is for the performance of Sara Jane Moore in Assassins and for development, contributions, and performance of a new play written for our graduating class, A Hamlet: West of Why. This thesis also consists of my statement of artistry, documentation of artistic materials, and thesis related performance materials.


Why Do I Act For Work?, Carlos Alberto Iruegas 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Why Do I Act For Work?, Carlos Alberto Iruegas

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis consists of my statement of artistry, and documentation of artistic materials and thesis related performances. From both West of Why by John Walch, and Will Act for Work by Charlie Rodriguez


Uri Theatre Presents: Rob Neill And The Neo-Futurists, Caitlyn Sloan 2018 University of Rhode Island

Uri Theatre Presents: Rob Neill And The Neo-Futurists, Caitlyn Sloan

Senior Honors Projects

The University of Rhode Island has given me the opportunity to explore and recognize many different interests that I never knew I previously had. While at the university I discovered my love for Theatre and the talent I have as a manager, as well as a love for event planning through my employment with University Events. These passions drove my desire to create an Honors Project that would help me learn more about management and planning on a scale that could have a large impact. When the theatre department won the Distinguished Visiting Artist Grant for 2017, I seized the ...


Dolls Who Speak: Sex Robots, Cyborgs And The Image Of Woman, Victoria E. Pihl Sorensen 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dolls Who Speak: Sex Robots, Cyborgs And The Image Of Woman, Victoria E. Pihl Sorensen

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This thesis examines the emerging phenomenon of sex robots from a feminist materialist perspective. I explore the current scholarly and popular debates on sex robots, and suggest a reading of sex robots in their machinic, literary and cinematic expressions to move beyond the moral-ethical impasse that seems to dominate sex robot discussions. Employing Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Myth” on a methodological and theoretical level, I argue for an interdisciplinary approach to studying sex robots, which proceeds carefully so as to avoid contributing to sex panic, and which thinks critically about what it might mean to assess sex robots from a ...


Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

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The Effect Of Dancers’ Clothing On Perception Of Performance Ability, Mariah Brewer 2018 University of Wyoming

The Effect Of Dancers’ Clothing On Perception Of Performance Ability, Mariah Brewer

Honors Theses AY 17/18

The Effect of Dancers’ Clothing on Perception of Performance Ability

Mariah Brewer, Jennifer Deckert

Department of Theatre and Dance

University of Wyoming

Oral and Poster Presentation

Honors Program Rapid City, South Dakota

Dancers spend several hours a day training in studios where mirrors are present. Observations in the mirror serve as feedback for establishing line, unison, and clarity, and may also impact their perceived performance. As such, clothing may also influence perception of performance ability. This study explores clothing as a potential contributing factor to a dancer’s perceived self-confidence and performance ability while executing movement.

This descriptive research study ...


Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

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Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

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Episode 08: Ghost In The Rearview Mirror, Kate Devantier 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 08: Ghost In The Rearview Mirror, Kate Devantier

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

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Episode 07: Flirting Under The Influence, Binglin Wu 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 07: Flirting Under The Influence, Binglin Wu

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

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Episode 06: Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Ginned, Austin Williamson 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 06: Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Ginned, Austin Williamson

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

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Episode 05: Who's To Blame, Laylah Funk 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 05: Who's To Blame, Laylah Funk

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

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Episode 04: Fresh Blood, Elizabeth Kyle 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 04: Fresh Blood, Elizabeth Kyle

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

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Episode 03: Livin' La Vida Loko, Nancy Pertierra 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 03: Livin' La Vida Loko, Nancy Pertierra

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 02: Fragmented Reality, Colleen Hehir 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 02: Fragmented Reality, Colleen Hehir

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

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