The scenic design for The Clean House production in Spring 2015 at California Repertory Company Queen Mary’s Royal Theatre created a transformative world. In this world, the human mythical spirituality is in contrast with contemporary rationalism. At the start of the play, a forbidden love affair puts the five characters in an awkward and entangled relationship with each other. Gradually, the turn of events takes the characters through a journey together. A female doctor, a housewife, a young maid seeking her dream, an old woman falling in love, and a surgeon in search of spiritual revival cheating on his wife face a dilemma for their choices in life. Throughout the story, their routine, normal lives turn into chaos. As the characters’ connection with each other changes from shallow to deep, the set design created a bourgeois world order and “normality” that gradually turned into chaos and finally into deliverance at the end of the story. The scenic design was based on the contrasting reality of perpetual chaos and unpredictable charisma of life against the steady and rigid nature of the social condition within the capitalistic society.
|Commitee:||Jacques, David M., Smith, Nancy J.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be