Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Kentucky Cycle: Journey of the deteriorating human condition
by Walters, Staci, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 5; 1472379
Abstract (Summary)

Using Civil War era research during the design process of Kentucky Cycle, I wanted to create a space that referenced history contextually and aesthetically while illustrating ideas about the deteriorating human condition. Moving from a natural to an industrial world created a clear journey and motivation for the movement of the scenery while allowing the set to evoke the ideas of the play. The stripping away of stage scenery paralleled the growth, deterioration, and death of the family lineage depicted in the story. The destruction of a natural world, the building of a civilization, and the deterioration of a man-made world throughout history became a metaphor for depicting the journey of Robert Schenkkan's characters.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Korogodsky, Danila
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Design, Theater
Keywords: Schenkkan, Robert
Publication Number: 1472379
ISBN: 978-1-109-47695-8
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