A director's approach to Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
This thesis provides an in-depth analysis of Steven Martin’s play Picasso at the Lapin Agile, followed by a detailed description of Rebekah Baker’s directorial approach to the work in Baylor University’s production, which ran from April 22 to April 27, 2008. Chapter one will provide background information on Picasso at the Lapin Agile, as well as Steve Martin’s life as a comedian, actor, writer, and playwright. Chapter two will present an action analysis of the play, specifically looking at its style, genre, and dramatic structure. Chapter three will discuss design and production choices made within the collaborative artistic process. Chapter four will elaborate the production process from its proposal for the theater season through to final performance. Chapter five will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the production as well as the work of the director. The thesis will conclude with an evaluation of the overall effect of the production.