Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Medea in Bangladesh: Women's empowerment through the arts
by Foreman, Karole, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 57; 1526907
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis argues the necessity for continuing to support women's empowerment in South Asia through arts education. This essay chronicles my own experience teaching a beginning acting class and directing a production of Medea , between May 24 and July 8, 2013, for the summer session at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Chapter 1 provides a brief overview of the history and the political climate of Bangladesh at the time, along with the goals of the University and unique makeup of its student body. Chapter 2 will examine the in-class actor training, the rehearsal process, and the students' preparation for their performance of Euripides's Medea. Chapter 3 will review how the class experience and performance affected the participants and contributed to their leadership abilities, communication skills, and personal development.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Caban, Andrea
Commitee: LeBank, Ezra, O'Gorman, Hugh
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Theatre Arts
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Performing Arts, Theater, South Asian Studies
Keywords: Asian university for women, Bangladesh, Euripides, Women's education
Publication Number: 1526907
ISBN: 978-1-321-27707-4
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