Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Theatre Arts, MFA
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
Hall, Ann C.
This thesis is an analysis of my process in my thesis performance of Tronia in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, adapted by Dr. J. Ariadne Calvano and Dr. Janna Segal. I break the process down into contextual, historical, and textual considerations, as well as my physical, vocal, and emotional process crafting Tronia. I analyzed my process as a means to achieving an end. My goal with this performance was to find and show how changing the body changes the mind. The main tools I used to achieve this goal were Laban Movement Analysis, action, and contextual and historical factors. Throughout my process I crafted my body as an actor to create the mental changes I wanted to see in Tronia as a character. This thesis looks at successes and failures of the process in pursuit of my goal.
Dobbs, Lauren Elizabeth, "Changing internal identity through physical crafting in performance." (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3149.