Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Language as character in “Current nobody”
by Vegh, David, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 56; 1490425
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis argues that many of John Barton's principles in regard to performing the heightened language of Shakespeare can be equally applicable to the work of contemporary nonrealistic language-based playwrights. In particular, it chronicles my own performance of Od in Current Nobody, directed by John Langs in 2009 at California Repertory Theatre. Chapter 1 focuses on the common ideologies of the new school of Downtown Playwrights and introduces elements of Barton's methodology. Chapter 2 focuses on my use of Barton's techniques in rehearsal and performance while creating and performing the role of Ode Chapter 3 reports on how this process has informed my understanding of Barton's and my own work, both as an actor and a teacher of acting.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gordon, Joanne
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Theater
Publication Number: 1490425
ISBN: 978-1-124-55039-8
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