Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Communication and the arts
Acting; Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004. Night Thoreau spent in jail
This thesis considers my preparation for and performance in "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail." Through four themed chapters (ego, intellect, energy, and fear), I explore strengths of my acting that have become weaknesses. I consider their sources and how they have become liabilities to me as an actor. After examining these in detail, I use the conclusion of the thesis to propose ways to maintain these strengths as strengths by using them to counteract and support each other, thus allowing me to move toward a greater goal - that of transforming more thoroughly into markedly different characters onstage. The epilogue describes my first attempt to apply the proposals made in my conclusion to my acting.
Knight, Shawn M. 1977-, "A hundred visions and revisions : becoming a better actor." (2004). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 765.