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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The use of musical language in the actor's process
by Underwood, Sarah, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 50; 1490423
Abstract (Summary)

In this paper, presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts Acting Performance in Theatre, I will address the method of approach I used in the California Repertory Theatre's Production of Festen. I was presented with the unique demands of preparing and performing the role of Kim, while also serving as Musical Director, Composer and Musician. I will explain how the elements of music, musical language, and musical awareness directly benefitted my acting process and enhanced my ability to live truthfully in imaginary circumstances. As a result, I was able to successfully apply the fundamental tenets of the actor's process as revealed by Constantin Stanislayski.

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: Music, Theater, Performing Arts
Publication Number: 1490423
ISBN: 978-1-124-55037-4
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