A production of Mart Crowley's The boys in the band

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

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 evaluation of the production. The first chapter contains: (1) the external influences upon the production, that is, the biographical information on the playwright, and, information on the literary climate in the United States at the time the play was written; (2) the internal influences, that is, an analysis of the style of the production, a plot analysis, a character analysis, and a set description and analysis; and (3) the director's justification of his choice of script and of his interpretation of that script. The second chapter is the director's prompt book of The Boys in the Band performed in Aycock auditorium of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, at eight-thirty the evenings of March 2 through 4, 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 evaluation of the reduction. This chapter contains four sections: (1) Goal-Accomplishment Relationships; (2) Actor-Director Relationships; (3) Audience Response; and (U) Personal Observations.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1973
Crowley, Mart, $d 1935- $t Boys in the band
Theater $x Production and direction

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