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Art Equals Food: The Environmental Impact of Theatre and Practices to Make it Sustainable
This thesis addresses common procedure in sustainable theatre productions, where materials come from and how are they disposed, whether materials are hazardous, and how much waste goes into making theatre.
Performing and Understanding Historic Drama: A Journey into the World of August Strindberg
Upon returning home from my junior year abroad, I was abruptly confronted with the fact that I hadn't the faintest idea what I wanted to do for my Senior Individualized Project. With this in mind I began frantically ...
Behind the Screen : Turkish Shadow Puppet Theatre
The author describes the culture of Karagoz shadow puppet theatre including the historical roots, elements of political satire, and connections to Sufi Islam, as well as the technical aspects of the puppets and stage, the ...
Deciphering the Tribe: Understanding and Recreating Hair
The beginnings of this Senior Independent Project were humble, to say the least. In fact, it all really started as a joke. Two years ago, in my "pre-French major, pre-study abroad, pre-Frelon director" phase, I brushed ...
Modern Theatre Company Formation: A Fundamental Paradigmatic Shift in the Theatre
The culmination of my research is a specific plan detailing suggestions for confronting the static theatre. Hopefully, the research will serve as a conduit for conversation. It is not fail safe, nor is it a set-in-stone ...
Is This What Shakespeare Intendeth? How Directial Decisions Influence the Final Production
The author explores the different directorial choices of ten different directors in the context of a variety of Shakespearean productions she attended in 2009. A director is the person responsible for the interpretation ...
Isn't That Funny? Negotiating Womanhood in Professional Improv Comedy
Inspired by a Vanity Fair article by Christopher Hitchens entitled "Why Aren't Women Funny?" the author addresses the many questions: Why are there so few female comedians to speak of? Why is it that in social situations, ...
The Complexity of Clowns : Commedia and Its Masks
Commedia dell' arte encompasses several themes which contain both historical and modern antecedents. The author examines these themes, explores their relevant impact, and reviews their significance within the context of ...
The American Musical Theatre : A Reflection of Culture
The author explores the relationship between American culture and history and the musical theater from the 19th Century minstrel show, through George M. Cohan, Floranz Ziegfeld, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and ...