A production of William Hanley's Slow dance on the killing ground

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

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the script, to produce the play, and to evaluate the production of William Hanley's Slow Dance on the Killing Ground. The first chapter includes the following: (1) background analysis of the play and the playwright, (2) character analysis, (3) analysis of the setting, and (4) justification. The second chapter consists of the prompt book for the production performed February 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, 1978 in the Studio Theatre of the Raymond W. Taylor Communication and Theatre Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Notations included are: (1) movement, composition and picturization, (2) tempo, (3) stage business, (4) sound and lights. Four production photographs are included. The third and concluding chapter is the director's critical evaluation of the production. The following aspects of the production are discussed in this chapter: (1) achievement of production interpretation, (2) actor-director relationships, (3) audience reaction and (4) conclusion and personal observations. A production program and the complete texts of two critical reviews comprise the appendices.

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Language: English
Date: 1978

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