A visual design and technical production of Eugene O'Neill's Long day's journey into night

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Corland Frederick Raby (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
David Batcheller

Abstract: To a scene designer, the challenge of scene design lies first in the development of a production concept and secondly, in the degree to which the designer believes a given style should be developed. As a student, the thesis production is probably the one and only time the designer is able to select the individual show that affords this challenge. The designer selected Eugene O'Neills Long Day's Journey Into Night for the challenge the play affords in developing a realistic period setting. The designer believes the challenge lies in the impact of the realistic and historical elements of the setting, lighting, costumes, and props and their total integration with the actors before an audience. As part of the requirements of the thesis, each candidate must submit a production record. The record for this design production will be in three parts. Part One will be in four sections: section one will be the historical and stylistic considerations pertaining to the setting; section two will be an analysis of the setting for function and mood; section three will be an analysis of the costumes and their relationship to the characters; section four will be an analysis for lighting and sound. The second part will be the production record consisting of drawings, photographs, and plots of the set, costumes, lighting, and sound. The third part will be a post-production, introspective criticism of the production.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1972
O'Neill, Eugene, $d 1888-1953. $t Long day's journey into night
Theaters $x Stage-setting and scenery
Theater $x Production and direction

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