A director's approach to Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday.
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Hampton, Jessi M.
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Garson Kanin’s 1945 play, Born Yesterday, depicts the transformation of a former chorus girl from an ignorant young “lady” into an educated and cultured “woman”. A Director’s Approach to Garson Kanin’s Born Yesterday explores the analytical and production aspects of producing the play on Baylor University’s mainstage. Chapter One explores the author, his works, and a critical assessment of previous Born Yesterday productions. Chapter Two gives analytical insight used to create a unified concept while Chapters Three and Four relay the practical application of the analysis and investigate collaboration with designers and actors. Finally, Chapter Five concludes with a discussion of strengths and weaknesses of the final production.