Visual design of Charlotte Chorpenning's Jack and the beanstalk

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Cauthorn Jarvis (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Andreas Nomikos

Abstract: Charlotte B. Chorpenning's Jack and the Beanstalk was chosen for this M.F.A. thesis production because it offered the opportunity to design a production to challenge the audience and expose children to new forms of expression. Part One of this thesis is the pre-production analysis and is divided into four topics. The first topic discusses the historical and stylistic background as related to the production. The second topic concerns the analysis of the setting for function and mood as required by this production. The third topic evaluates the costumes and how each character relates to his costume. The fourth topic is a justification of the scenery form and setting style as relevant to the director's needs and this production. Part Two is in the form of a production record which Illustrates and delineates all the technical aspects of the production. Included in this part is the set ground plan, set renderings, photographs of the set, rear elevations, front elevations, construction drawings, scene shift plot and special effects plot. Also included is a costume plot and renderings of the costumes, a light plot, an instrument schedule, a switchboard set-up chart and a sound plot. Part Three is the designer's post-production analysis. This is a critical evaluation of the set, costumes, and lighting with regard to their relevancy to the play, the director's needs, and the overall production concept and goals.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1973
Chorpenning, Charlotte B. $q (Charlotte Barrows) $t Jack and the beanstalk
Children's plays $x Presentation, etc.

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