Analysis and interpretation of The innocents and The turn of the screw

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Newton C. Neely (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kathryn England

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to study the script, produce the play, and evaluate the production of William Archibald's The Innocents. The play is based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. The first part includes the following: (1) a discussion of four theories concerning the story and the play, (2) an investigation of the production styles, (3) character description and analysis, and (4) a discussion of the setting. The second part is the director's prompt book for the production, performed on April 24, 25, and 26, 1970, in Taylor Theatre at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Types of notations included are: (1) movement, composition and picturization, (2) rhythm and tempo notes, (3) stage business, and (4) sound and light notes. Production photographs are included. The third part is the director's critical evaluation of the production. Discussed in this chapter are: (1) goals and achievements of interpretation, style, and mood, (2) actor-director relationships during the rehearsal period, and (3) audience reaction to the production.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1970
Archibald, William. $t Innocents
James, Henry, $d 1843-1916. $t Turn of the screw
Theater $x Production and direction

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