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Rsa Performance And The Rhetorical Tradition Workshop Bibliography, Jenn Fishman 2018 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Rsa Performance And The Rhetorical Tradition Workshop Bibliography, Jenn Fishman

Jenn Fishman

This bibliography was compiled by participants in the 2009 RSA Institute Workshop on performance and the rhetorical tradition. Instead of trying to determine a canon for this emerging subfield, the group identified texts that inform their individual research, scholarship, and teaching. As a result, this list below includes a broad and interdisciplinary range of publications and performances. These works offer a multitude of starting places for further inquiry and invention.


An American Myth In The (Re)Making: The Timeless Fantasy Appeal Of 'The King And I', Lina Purtscher 2018 Scripps College

An American Myth In The (Re)Making: The Timeless Fantasy Appeal Of 'The King And I', Lina Purtscher

Scripps Senior Theses

It is now well-known that The King and I has little claim to truth. Recent research has exposed the inaccuracy of the “biographical” works on which the musical is based: Anna Leonowens invented many things about her personal background and experiences. Much of her life, then, is a contrived fantasy. Yet her life of fantasy has been resurrected in countless adaptations, including the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and its 2015 revival production, that ceaselessly draw audiences. The fascination of American audiences with Anna’s tale lies their belief in the timeless American ideals that her fantasy employs: those of ...


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 ...


Isu's Climate Change Theatre Action 2017, Vivian Cook 2017 Iowa State University

Isu's Climate Change Theatre Action 2017, Vivian Cook

Honors Projects and Posters

Between October 1 and November 18, 2017, more than 140 teams of theatre artists in twenty-five countries participated in the second international Climate Change Theatre Action project in support of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Approximately ten thousand audience members across the globe attended these events. Organizers Vivian M. Cook and Dr. Charissa Menefee produced one of the largest participating Climate Change Theatre Action events, creating a unique partnership between ISU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment, ISU Theatre, ISU Office of Sustainability, and Ames Public Library. An ensemble of twenty-one community, student, and alumni actors ...


Thinking Before You Act: A Constructive Logic Approach To Crafting Performance-For- Development Narrative, Angela Duggins 2017 East Tennessee State University

Thinking Before You Act: A Constructive Logic Approach To Crafting Performance-For- Development Narrative, Angela Duggins

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The intent of this thesis was to test the feasibility of constructing performance-for-development narrative using a constructive logic approach. I created an equation which expressed the sum of non-human-elements as the sum of a narrative with each element serving as a variable. I used a review of persuasion literature to provide insight into the selection and manipulation of each variable. I provided my family as a hypothetical example and used my knowledge of their preferences and communication styles in conjunction with the literature and the equation to craft a narrative which might increase pro-school attitudes in other families like my ...


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 ...


To Heal, Escape: Using Theatre Arts To Promote Holistic Health In The Clinical Setting, John Filegar 2017 Liberty University

To Heal, Escape: Using Theatre Arts To Promote Holistic Health In The Clinical Setting, John Filegar

Senior Honors Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to provide an argument for the implementation of theatre arts therapy in the clinical setting. The effects of traditional art therapies involving visual arts, expressive arts, and music on the holistic health of the patient in the clinical setting have been thoroughly researched and understood. However, the extent of the influence of theatre arts therapy on the holistic health of individuals in the clinical setting lacks sufficient evidence and therefore cannot be compared to the influence of traditional art therapies on the holistic health of individuals in the same setting. Following an overview on ...


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.


Auc Cypher: Justin Terrell Aka Twstid, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Justin Terrell 2017 Morehouse College

Auc Cypher: Justin Terrell Aka Twstid, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Justin Terrell

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

According to the artist: "My style of music always depends on how I feel at the moment. I hate having to pick a genre to identify with. One thing is for sure though: I CAN RAP. When I start recording, even I don't know what's about to come out my mouth. I surprise myself. I'm Twstid."


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.


Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi 2017 Morehouse College

Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Approximately 60% of the world’s languages are tonal, wherein alterations of pitch change the meaning of words. Two-syllable words in Yorùbá can have as many as five separate meanings, and single- syllable words in Mandarin up to four. Among tone-language speakers, acute pitch sensitivity is developed at an early age as part of language acquisition. The result is that speakers of tone languages are generally more sensitive to pitch than stress-language speakers. For speakers of stress languages, it is difficult to conceive of this other aurality, in which sound is perceived in a different way. But music holds the ...


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 ...


Remembering To Prevent: The Preventive Capacity Of Public Memory, Kerry E. Whigham 2017 Columbia University

Remembering To Prevent: The Preventive Capacity Of Public Memory, Kerry E. Whigham

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

It is without doubt the case that memory of the past has been and is being used in certain places to justify radical intolerance and unspeakable violence. But for every instance where that is the case, a dozen alternative cases exist where memory creates cohesion, positive change, and a less violent society. This article focuses on the instances where memory does the latter. It first discusses why and how the formation of a public memory culture can be preventive of future violence. Next, it introduces several categories of memory practices, each of which exemplifies the embodied nature of public memory ...


Rhetoric And Performing Anger : Proserpina's Gift And Chaucer's Merchant's Tale., Joseph Turner 2017 University of Louisville

Rhetoric And Performing Anger : Proserpina's Gift And Chaucer's Merchant's Tale., Joseph Turner

Joseph Turner

Although scholars have historically minimized the relationship between medieval grammatical and rhetorical traditions and Chaucer's poetics, Proserpina's angry speech in the Merchant's Tale represents the intersection of medieval classroom grammar exercises, Geoffrey of Vinsauf's theory of delivery, and poetics. Proserpina's angry speech reveals that her rhetoric is calculated to subvert the masculine power structures that surround her. Such a focus on Chaucer's depiction of women's persuasive tactics helps to highlight Chaucer's deep engagement with rhetoric beginning in the 1380's. Moreover, this investigation asks for increased attention to the overlap between classroom ...


Aku Kadogo Talks About "Salt City, A Techno-Choreo Poem", Zari McFadden, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Aku Kadogo 2017 Spelman College

Aku Kadogo Talks About "Salt City, A Techno-Choreo Poem", Zari Mcfadden, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Aku Kadogo

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Jessica Care Moore (poet) and Aku Kadogo (choreographer, Spelman College) have developed a techno-choreopoem entitled Salt City. The work celebrates Black culture in Detroit: “the African-American presence in the city … [and] techno-music that was pioneered by African-American men straight out of the Detroit Metropolitan Area” (McFadden and Kadogo 2017). Kadogo was a founding member of the cast of Shange’s For Colored Girls and has worked in the genre for forty years.


Opal Clark On Directing Stop Kiss An Exploration Of The Directorial Process, Opal Clark 2017 East Tennessee State University

Opal Clark On Directing Stop Kiss An Exploration Of The Directorial Process, Opal Clark

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The intent of this thesis and thesis project was to execute a successful run of the play, Stop Kiss by Diana Son while achieving the playwright’s intended message. Opal Clark directed this production of Stop Kiss at East Tennessee State University under special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. It was performed to sold out audiences in ETSU Theatre and Dance Studio 205 October 2-7, 2017. The play explores experiences and hostility toward same sex couples, their relationships with one another and how one individual discovers sexuality. The discovery and actualization of the characters’ struggles were communicated in the ...


"Jim Along Josey": Play-Parties And The Survival Of A Blackface Minstrel Song, Maya Brown 2017 Kent State University

"Jim Along Josey": Play-Parties And The Survival Of A Blackface Minstrel Song, Maya Brown

Excellence in Performing Arts Research

The play-party was a social activity once practiced in rural America amongst Protestants in the latter half of the nineteenth century. With a desire to circumvent the church’s strict no dancing rules, as well as avoid reprimand, play-party adolescents adapted the lyrics and instrumentation of blackface minstrel songs to create a vocal music to accompany their play-party games. The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate that play-parties offered the space for the continuation and reinterpretation of minstrel practices, particularly song repertoire. In this paper, the children’s song “Jim Along Josey” is used as a case study ...


Statut, Esthétique Et Genre : Trajet De La Danse De Ballet Au Travers Du Xviiie Siècle Français, Hélène Marquié 2017 Université de Paris 8, Laboratoire d’études de genre et de sexualité (LEGS UMR 8238)

Statut, Esthétique Et Genre : Trajet De La Danse De Ballet Au Travers Du Xviiie Siècle Français, Hélène Marquié

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

Un tableau de l'évolution de la danse de spectacle, d'une performance noble et masculine et une danse de représentation dont la théorie se partage entre la rhétorique et l'art pictural (les attributs identifiants), puis la mimesis ou danse action, à une performance autonome, ayant sa propre esthétique, au moment où cette discipline naissante minore la danse (Baumgarten, Kant). Par la suite, à partir du dix-neuvième siècle, le ballet devient un art réservé aux danseuses, une profession dévaluée aux yeux du grand public en une "charmante" parade de grâce féminine (suspecte de prostitution), ou une performance de féminité ...


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