Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Playing Sam Byck: Analysis of text and performance in Sondheim's “Assassins”
by Patterson, Hyrum Wright, M.A., The University of North Dakota, 2012, 68; 1514595
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis explores an actor's process of creating a character for a musical production, specifically, the role of Sam Byck in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. The production occurred in November of 2011 at the University of North Dakota. The first two chapters of the thesis contain, historical research regarding the character, world events, and the musical, as well as a text analysis of the musical, and given circumstances for the character. The third chapter is a reflection about the production at the production's completion.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cherry, Emily J.
Commitee: Angelone, Ali, McLennan, Kathleen
School: The University of North Dakota
Department: Theatre Arts
School Location: United States -- North Dakota
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Theater
Keywords: Analysis, Assassins, Byck, Sondheim
Publication Number: 1514595
ISBN: 978-1-267-46530-6
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