A production of Madge Miller's The land of the dragon

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Doreen Brown Heard (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Thomas Behm

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis was to analyze the script by studying the Chinese classical theatre and the script itself, to produce the play, and to evaluate the production. Chapter I includes the following! (l) background analysis of the play, including a history of the Chinese classical theatre; (2) stylistic analysis of the play, including a discussion of the adaptation of Chinese classical theatre techniques to a children's play; (3) character descriptions and analyses; (4) analyses of costumes and makeup; (5) a discussion of the function and mood of the set; and (6) justification for the choice of script and interpretation. Chapter II contains the director's prompt book for the production of The Land of the Dragon, as performed on October 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, and November 1 and 2, on the main stage of Taylor Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Types of notations included are; (l) movement, composition, and picturization; (2) stage business; and (3) sound cues. Ground plans and photographs supplement this record. Chapter III consists of the director's critical evaluation of the finished production. Discussed in this chapter are: (l) achievement of interpretation in the production as compared with the stated goals, (2) actor-director relationships during the rehearsal period, (3) audience reaction to the production, and (4) personal observations by the director.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Miller, Madge, $c dramatist. $t Land of the dragon
Children's plays $x Presentation, etc.
Theater $x Production and direction

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