Analysis and interpretation of Rashomon

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kwang Hwa Su (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David Batcheller

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to study the script, produce the play, and evaluate the production of Fay and Michael Kanin's Rashomon. The play is based on the short stories written by the late modern Japanese short story master Ryunosuke Akutagawa. The first part includes the following: (1) historical and stylistic analyses of the play, (2) character descriptions and analyses, (3) a discussion of the function and mood of the set, and (4) justification for the director's choice of the script for production. The second part includes the director's prompt book of the production, performed on July 8, 9, and 10, 1971, 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, and stage business, and (3) sound and light notes. Floor plan and production photographs are included. The third part is the director's critical evaluation of the production. Discussed In this part 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.

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Language: English
Date: 1972
Kanin, Fay Mitchell. $t Rashomon
Kanin, Michael, $d 1910- $t Rashomon
Theater $x Production and direction

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