Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

How did you get to be here? Costume design interpretations of Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along"
by Flores, Elena, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 10; 1587895
Abstract (Summary)

The costume design for California State University's Fall 2014 production of Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim strives to address challenges presented by the complex and richly layered plot of the show as well as technical demands placed by the structure in which it is presented. Clarifications of the design choices like texture are presented as elucidations into the multidimensional characters Sondheim has written while color choices help clarify visual challenges caused by a production with a very large cast of undergraduate actors. Using textual references and critical reviews, an analysis of previous costume designs of Merrily We Roll Along extends a comparative structure with which to engage with the choices made in designing this production.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Smith, Nancy Jo
Commitee: Jacques, David, Korogodsky, Danila
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Theatre Arts
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts, Design, Theater
Keywords: Costume design, Musical theatre, Sondheim, Stephen
Publication Number: 1587895
ISBN: 9781321723533
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