A production of Dale Wasserman's Man of La Mancha

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

Abstract: The thesis is divided into three chapters. Chapter One deals with an analysis of the novel Don Quixote and the play Man of la Mancha in respect to historical and stylistic considerations, an analysis of the characters according to their functions In the plot and in relation to their counterparts in the novel, an analysis of the function and mood of the setting, a justification of this director's choice of the script, and her interpretation of it. Chapter Two contains the prompt book for the production, performed July 5. 6, 7, 8, and 9, 1972, in Taylor Theatre at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Notations included are: (1) movement, composition, and picturisation, (2) details of characterization, (3) stage business, (4) rhythms and tempo, (5) lighting cues, and (7) curtain cues. Four production photographs and sixteen diagrams showing movement patterns are included. Chapter Three contains the director's introspective criticism of the production through the discussions of four areas. They are: (l) achievement in the interpretation for the production, (2) actor-director relationships, (3) audience reaction, and (4) personal observations.

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Language: English
Date: 1973
Wasserman, Dale. $t Man of La Mancha

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