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.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
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