This collection includes theses and dissertations from the Department of Theatre Arts, in the College of Arts & Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Working from the outside in., Byron Lee Coolie Jr.

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Negotiating resistance with the character G in Naomi Izuka’s Polaroid stories., Konrad Ormand Davis Jr.

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The process of empathetic bonding with Berniece Charles., Candice Renee Handy

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Presence and the actor's craft., Casey Richard Moulton

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Adapting to Eda : embracing change and acting accordingly., Tia LeShaun Davis 1989-

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Recreating the green-eyed monster : Iago for modern audiences., Travis Stolp

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Pregnancy and performance : rights to the unveiling., Takayla Justina Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Walking to my death : an actor's journey., David Elliot Galloway 1987-

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The healing process : finding oneself through character., Jody-Ann Peta-Gay Henry 1990-

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The Tempest defending Prospera : the ideation of spiritual lineage and practice in performance for an Afro-Haitian American actor., Iva-Kristi Maria Papailler

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Aerial arial : a lesson in strength and stamina., Ashley Elizabeth Smith 1988-

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The palm of my hand : keeping an audience engaged as Benedick in Much ado about nothing., Jake Beamer

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Signs of blackness., William Fitzgerald Flood 1980-

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Utilizing the spectator perspective in the acting process., Jocelyn K. Matsuo

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An inter-theoretical approach to acting., Cara Elizabeth McHugh

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Dirty slut : an exploration of Margaret in Shakespeare's Much ado about nothing., Lauren Ashlee Street 1987-

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Acting without expectations., Gary L. Brice

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Attempting Queen Margaret through the actor's equation., Elizabeth Ann Tantanella Burrell

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Mad at Miles : a black woman's guide to truth : theatre building using myths, motifs, and archetypes., Triza Triza Cox

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Developing actor expertise : the presentation and representation of man in Will Eno's The Flu Season., Conrad Harding Newman 1984-

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Richard III and a comedian's eye., William S. Salmons

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Journey towards artistry : Blues for an Alabama sky., Jacqueline L. Thompson 1979-

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Lessons from the journey : developing and applying an actor's process through embodying "Uncle Peck" in How I learned to drive., K. Obadiah Ewing-Roush

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The unseen : one actor's journey from the mind to the stage., James Patrick Cronin 1982-

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Zen in the craft of acting., Patti Lynn Heying 1962-

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Creating the environment for "In The Blood"., Benjamin Ray Mays

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Nourishing the relationship : an actress and her craft., Pacey Lizette Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Approaching Dionysus : challenges of a post-modern Bacchae., Julie Dingman Evans

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The tracks of my tears : an actor's account of her progression in the role of Jessie Cates in Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"., Kia Tomille Elizabeth Fisher

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A hundred visions and revisions : becoming a better actor., Shawn M. Knight 1977-

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The design of the settings and lighting for "Black Nativity"., Mark S. Krause

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Process of performance : an acting thesis., Jennifer Ann Hunt 1970-