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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The crafting of comedy with the use of atmospheres and communication
by Allen, Gregory Joseph, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 11; 1490267
Abstract (Summary)

This project report examines the process of approaching the characters of King Hamlet, Polonius and one of the kings in "The Murder of Gonzago" in the joint Troubadour Theater Company/California Repertory Company production of Hamlet: the Artist Formerly known as PRINCE of Denmark at The Long Beach National Guard Armory, February 20-March 14, 2009.

I intend to demonstrate that comedy can be crafted through the effective practice of Michael Chekhov's Atmospheres and Konstantin Stanislavsky's concept of Communication (sometimes known as Radiation). I will demonstrate how these techniques played a large part in my preparation and performance of the material.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: O'Gorman, Hugh
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Theater
Publication Number: 1490267
ISBN: 978-1-124-54614-8
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