Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Physical grounding for a richer imaginary life: Developing multiple roles in “Current Nobody”
by Levin, Alexander Philip, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 9; 1486340
Abstract (Summary)

This project report investigates the connection between the physical work of Tadashi Suzuki and the Psychological Gesture as taught by Michael Chekhov in the development of the roles of Joe, the Reporter and Charlie in Melissa James Gibson's Current Nobody. The play was produced by California Repertory Company at the Queen Mary's Royal theatre, November 19th to December 12th, 2009.

My goal is to demonstrate how Suzuki technique can be applied as a preparation for creating a Psychological Gesture. I intend to show how the actor can apply two seemingly disparate techniques towards a common goal in the creation of a role.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Gorman, Hugh
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Theater, Theater Studies
Publication Number: 1486340
ISBN: 978-1-124-24274-3
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