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Reverence For Éire: Expanding The Tradition, Briana B. Kelly Jul 2017

Reverence For Éire: Expanding The Tradition, Briana B. Kelly

Dance Master’s Theses

Many aspects of Irish movement have been lost or forgotten due to the emphasis on oral tradition. Other features of Irish culture, literature for example, were well-documented, while Irish dance was neglected. This thesis recognizes the Irish body as an important historical site to research as well as a vessel for immense creative potential. It is an example of the exploration and documentation necessary for such a vast and varied subject. For centuries prior to the 1990’s Irish dance revival, Irish dance was known by those who participated in the dance form and was otherwise unknown to the global ...


Speak For Yourself: Considerations Of Ethics And Aesthetics In The Performance Of A Community Oral History Project, Michelle Young Jun 2017

Speak For Yourself: Considerations Of Ethics And Aesthetics In The Performance Of A Community Oral History Project, Michelle Young

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

This article outlines the creative and ethical process of staging a site-specific oral history community theatre project in the housing estate where I grew up in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Shandon Park -the name of the place and the performance- comprised of residents telling their own life stories in their homes in an investigation of memory, identity and place. The performance of memory articulated by people who were active agents in how they were presented investigated how the ownership of lived experience could exist within an effective dramatic structure. This article describes how the aesthetic qualities of performance within the reality ...


Night Launch, Cavan Hallman May 2017

Night Launch, Cavan Hallman

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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The Silenced: An Artistic Analysis Of Memory And Conflict, Kittridge Janvrin May 2017

The Silenced: An Artistic Analysis Of Memory And Conflict, Kittridge Janvrin

Senior Theses

The ability to tell stories has always been one I considered most valuable. Histories have been passed down across generations, tales of war and independence, of crimes and justice. Storytelling is not unique to one particular culture or people, instead traversing divides both geographic and societal. This permeation of words, of voices that convey histories both real and imagined is the driving force behind my thesis. The culmination of my research, which is outlined in the following reflection, is an original short play. While based on the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the play speaks to the power behind every story ...


Rhythm And Movement: The Lighting Design For "Eurydice", A Living Poetic Metaphor, Emily Rachel Clarkson May 2017

Rhythm And Movement: The Lighting Design For "Eurydice", A Living Poetic Metaphor, Emily Rachel Clarkson

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis will delve into the historical context, analysis, design process and execution of the lighting design for the University of Arkansas’ production of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. Special care will be taken to document an exploration of the challenges faced by this production during research, design meetings as well as throughout the implementation of this design. This document will seek to answer the questions: how does one design the lighting for a show that is in and of itself a metaphor? When each scene requires its own striking visual, how does the designer weave the play together so that ...


Feminist Theatre: A Practical Application, Rosalynd I. Duerr May 2017

Feminist Theatre: A Practical Application, Rosalynd I. Duerr

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Feminist theatre is a constantly evolving art. This thesis looks at a production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls through the eyes of the director, and, through a brief look at the history of feminist theatre, seeks to understand themes of Churchill's work that are still relevant and important today, and takes a look at where feminist theatre has been going since 1982 when Top Girls was first performed.


The Arts Of Amnesia: The Case For Audio Drama, Part Two, Neil Verma Apr 2017

The Arts Of Amnesia: The Case For Audio Drama, Part Two, Neil Verma

RadioDoc Review

This article examines what the relationship between audio drama and radio drama might illuminate about both forms. Drawing on some 40 podcasts and other audio forms that take a serial structure, I explore the rise of audio drama podcasts since 2015 and situate them in both a more recent historical context since the late 1990s and in a broader history stretching back to the first Golden Age of radio. By listening closely to key works on Serendipity, Homecoming and other podcasts, I argue that contemporary audio has profound potential to change both how we listen and how we relate to ...


Damn Yankees, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department Mar 2017

Damn Yankees, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

2016-2017 Season

The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball. It is based on Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.


Edgerton Center 2017/18 Season, Edgerton Center For The Performing Arts Jan 2017

Edgerton Center 2017/18 Season, Edgerton Center For The Performing Arts

Edgerton Center Programs

Program brochure for the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts 2017/18 season.


An Evaluation Of Scenic Design, William Baxter Engle Iii Jan 2017

An Evaluation Of Scenic Design, William Baxter Engle Iii

Theses and Dissertations

“…Allow me to explain about the theatre business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster… Strangely enough, it all turns out well… I don’t know. It’s a mystery” -Tom Stoppard

I embraced this quote a long while ago in a moment of disgust and defeat while working through a flawed process of making theatre. Everything takes too long to complete, nothing works right the first time if ever at all, and ultimately the entire process is a maddening mess. It seems to me that the study and practice of the trade ...