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Acting for the camera made simple: A pedagogical methodology for acting for the camera based on a model of interpersonal communication
In this professional problem dissertation, this writer tests a pedagogical methodology for acting for the camera based on a common model of interpersonal communication. The experiment was tested using students at Texas ...
The first time for "The Last Indian"
(Texas Tech University, 2002-12)
Directing a play is like architecture: one constructs a "building" from sketches made by the "client." The client--in this case, the playwright--expresses his or her wishes, but the architect/director has to make sense of ...
Keep the drama on the stage: writing an autobiographical play
(Texas Tech University, 2004-05)
Masked deviants in twentieth-century entertainments: Constructing a theory of socially ameliorative destruction
This thesis uses various theories of deviant behavior and masking to analyze twentieth-century plays and films which depict masked deviants. It takes the stance that deviance in a narrative can be either punished/resolved ...
The Artaudian audience/performance relationship: Theatre of cruelty and modern possibilities
In 1938, Antonin Artaud established his undeminishable place in theatre history with the publication of his manifesto The Theatre and Its Double. His writing concerning Theatre of Cruelty has challenged theatre practitioners ...
Towards a holy commercial theatre: Betty Buckley, history, performance, and theory
(Texas Tech University, 2000-05)
Betty Buckley is unique in that she has established herself as a genuine Broadway star, with her reputation and celebrity status resting on the foundation of her stage work, in an environment which is not particularly ...