The moulding into being of Tennessee Williams' The night of the iguana

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David D. Reynolds (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Herman Middleton

Abstract: The intent of this thesis is to examine the merits of Tennessee Williams as a playwright with practical examples drawn from a production of The Night of the Iguana and its concluding critical analysis. The first chapter discusses the author's life and style of writing as a major influence on American drama; the justification of the choice of the play; a description of the setting and its function; an evaluation of the mood inherent in the script and the production; and an analysis of the characters. The second chapter is a detailed record of an interesting and successful production of The Night of the Iguana performed in the theatre of the W. Raymond Taylor Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro during the premiere season of the UNC-G Summer Repertory Theatre. The performances were at eight-thirty on the evenings of June 28, 30, July 5, 13, 18, 21, and at two-thirty the afternoon of July 8. Included in the prompt book are notations of movement, composition, picturization, characterization, stage business, rhythm and tempo, sound and lighting cues, and special effects cues. The material is supplemented with floorplans and production photographs which help clarify the director's interpretation of the script.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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