An approach to directing America hurrah by Jean-Claude van Itallie

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James Benjamin Burroughs (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kathryn England

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis was to study the script, develop an approach to the play, produce the play, and evaluate the production of Jean-Claude van Itallie’s America Hurrah. The preliminary 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 April 10, 11, and 12, 1970, 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 notes. Floor plans and production photographs implement this record. Part III contains the director's critical evaluation of his work with the production. Discussed in this chapter are: (1) goals and aims of interpretation, style, and mood, (2) actor-director relationships during the rehearsal period, and (3) audience reaction to the production.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1970
Van Itallie, Jean Claude, $d 1936- $t America hurrah
Theater $x Production and direction

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