A production of The ballad of the sad cafe

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

Abstract: The objectives of this study are to analyze the script, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, historically and stylistically and to determine the kind of theatre to which it belongs, to produce the play, and to critically evaluate the play. In the first section of this thesis, the director established the hypothesis that the script belongs to the Theatre of the Absurd. The director attempted to justify this (a) by reflecting upon the historical significance of Carson McCuller's novella and its relationship to Albee's adaptation of her work; (b) by directing attention to the environmental influences and views of Albee and others in determining the dramatic form of the play; (c) by giving detailed consideration to the stylistic significance of the script; (d) through character descriptions and analysis; (e) through setting analysis. By accomplishing these steps, the director also believes he has been capable of giving adequate justification for the choice of script and its interpretation.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1970
Albee, Edward, $d 1928- $t Ballad of the sad cafe
Theater $x Production and direction

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