Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Frye, Rinda Lee
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Winter's Tale; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Characters--Paulina; Acting
In fulfillment of the thesis project requirement for the Master of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Louisville, I portrayed the role of Paulina in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The production was directed by Dennis Krausnick, co-founder of Shakespeare and Company in Lennox, Massachusetts. This document explores the nature of zen in acting: a euphoric, heightened state of awareness sometimes achieved during a performance. I will examine how the rehearsal process for this particular play prepared the cast to better achieve moments of zen. I will also describe how to apply these same tactics to other plays in order to achieve similar results.
Heying, Patti Lynn 1962-, "Zen in the craft of acting." (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 612.