A production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

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

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis was to compile a scholarly and practical manuscript for directing a production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The material which comprises this manuscript was gained through an analysis of the play, a production of the play, and an evaluation of the production. Chapter One is the director's analysis of the script. This analysis contains: (1) an examination of the style of the play, (2) a discussion of the setting, (3) character descriptions and analyses, and (4) comments concerning interpretation. Chapter Two is the prompt book for the actual production of the play, which took place on December 2, 3, and 4, 1971, in Aycock Auditorium at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The prompt book consists of the production script, which in turn includes photographs of the production and notations on movement, picturization, composition, stage business, rhythm and tempo, technical cues, and details of characterization. Chapter Three is the director's evaluation of the production. This evaluation contains: (1) a qualitative comparison of the director's initial, pre-production aims and the achievement of these aims in the production itself, (2) a discussion of actor-director relationships, and (3) an examination of the audience reaction to the production.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1972
Beckett, Samuel, $d 1906-1989. $t En attendant Godot
Theater $x Production and direction

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