Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Theatre Arts, MFA
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
Shakespeare; King Lear; acting; Declan Donnellan; Bastard; Edmund
This thesis is to chart my discovery that confidence is essential to an actor’s craft. This thesis focuses on my performance as Edmund in King Lear, as well as my production the previous summer playing Hussein in Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced. I draw from a variety of sources, such as meditation and formal acting exercises, to achieve confidence. Most importantly, I distill my missteps as an actor for a better understanding of what hinders confidence when building a role for performance.
Cholera, Shaleen Tarun, "Building the bastard : confidence through preparation in Shakespeare's King Lear." (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2640.