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.
|Commitee:||LeBank, Ezra, O'Gorman, Hugh|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|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|
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