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A Project in Design for William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to design the sets and costumes for William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will adapting to the sixteenth century Italian commedia dell' arte style.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Dickson, Tom A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

David Belasco's Naturalistic Stagecraft and Stage Lighting

Description: It is the purpose of this paper to make a general study of David Belasco's use of naturalism in the American theatre. More specifically, it is to determine Belasco's methods of achieving naturalism in his stage settings and lighting. From the study of his techniques and methods, and effort is made to establish his contributions to the naturalistic movement.
Date: January 1968
Creator: Boutwell, Ronald E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of the Acting Career of Katharine Cornell

Description: This paper will point out the reasons for the great popular success of Katharine Cornell as an actress. This paper will examine the background of Miss Cornell to determine the influences that helped shape her career, and the theatre training that brought her to her first Broadway "hit." Special attention will be given to Miss Cornell's philosophy of acting as she expressed it in her autobiography and in interviews. Further, this paper will take each role played by Miss Cornell during her career and through the reviews of the dramatic critics determine the artistic merit of each role. Finally, the roles selected to be of artistic merit will again be subjected to the reviews of the drama critics to determine whether or not Miss Cornell achieved artistic excellence in her portrayal of them.
Date: August 1967
Creator: White, Opal Thurow
Partner: UNT Libraries

Maxwell Anderson : Preparation, Methods, and Views in Musical Comedy

Description: Even before he became a playwright, Maxwell Anderson developed a belief in the right of the individual to determine his own fate, and a hatred for anything that hampered that right. He never faltered in that belief. Thus, most of his plays have themes concerned with the evils of the abuse of governmental power and the social injustice that is the result of such abuse. It is the purpose of this thesis to study those beliefs as they were developed throughout severl preceding plays and as they were finally expressed in both Anderson's musicals, Knickerbocker Holiday (1938) and Lost in the Stars (1949).
Date: January 1969
Creator: Garlington, Donia
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Analysis of the Texas University Interscholastic League One-Act Play Directors as Drama Teachers

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine (1) what training is recommended for high school teachers of drama, (2) what training the high school teachers of drama actually have, (3) what job situation is recommended for the high school teacher of drama, and (4) what job situation the high school teachers of drama in the State of Texas actually have. This study should determine if there is a significant relationship between what a high school drama teacher should be and what the high school drama teachers of Texas actually are.
Date: May 1968
Creator: Pettigrew, Eva Jo
Partner: UNT Libraries

Production Techniques of "The New Stagecraft" as Utilized by Eugene O'Neill

Description: This thesis explains the concept and history of "new stagecraft" and investigates certain presentational plays of Eugene O'Neill, including those which are expressionistic and those which are a combination of expressionism, symbolism, and naturalism. In particular, the investigation will be so arranged as to view the technical problems which result from the suggestions O'Neill makes in his plays.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Wilson, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries