A visual design of William Inge's Picnic

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

Abstract: William Inge's Picnic was chosen for this M.F.A. thesis production because it afforded the opportunity to design within the boundaries of realism and because it represented a script of dramatic merit. The thesis is divided into the following three divisions: (1) Part I: The Play Background and Design Approach, (2) Part II: The Technical Production and (3) Part III: Critical Evaluation. Within each part the setting, the costumes and the lighting are discussed. Part I deals with the factors influencing the visual design, including the playwright's suggestions for scenic elements. Part II, largely illustrative, contains the working drawings, renderings and graphic plots which went into the technical production. Part III discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the production with regards to the setting and costumes and the relative success of the lighting.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1971
Inge, William. $t Picnic
Theater $x Production and direction
Theaters $x Stage-setting and scenery

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