A production of Jean-Baptiste Molier`e's The doctor in spite of himself

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Roberta L. Alpaugh (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Gordon Greene

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to study the background surrounding the playwright and the play itself in preparation for a production of the play and then present a critical analysis of the production. The first chapter contains the biographical information on the playwright, the historical considerations necessary to have an understanding of the play, and the director's justification of choice of script and of his interpretation of that script. The second chapter is the director's prompt book of The Doctor in Spite of Himself, performed at The Parkway Playhouse, the University of North Carolina's summer theatre at Burnsville, North Carolina, at eight-thirty the evenings of July 12 through 15, 1972. Included are notations relevant to movement, picturization, and stage business. Floor plans and pictures provide additional material to aid in the understanding of the director's approach to the production. The final chapter consists of a critical analysis of the production. This chapter will contain three sections: (a) the director's interpretation, the style of the production, and the mood he attempted to establish} (2) the director's relationships with the actors during rehearsal and production; and (3) the audience response.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1972
Molie`re, $d 1622-1673. $t Me´decin malgre´ lui
Theater $x Production and direction

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