A thesis production of Dark of the moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sandra Epperson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Kathryn England

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis was to study the script, produce the play, and evaluate the production of Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney. 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 as performed April 22, 23, and 24, 1971, in Taylor Building at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Types of notations included are (1) movement, composition, and picturization, (2) rhythm and tempo notes, (3) stage business, and (4) sound notes. Floor plans and production photographs implement this record. Part III contains the director's critical evaluation of her work with the production. Discussed in Part III are (1) artist-director relationships during the rehearsal period, (2) problems with the style of the production, and (3) audience reaction to the production. The appendix of this thesis includes a program as an actual record of the performance and the reviews from the Greensboro Daily News and the UNC-G campus paper, the Carolinian.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1973
Richard, Howard E. $t Dark of the moon
Berney, William, $d 1920- $t Dark of the moon
Theater $x Production and direction

Email this document to