A director's approach to Arthur Arent's One Third of a Nation.


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The Federal Theatre Project, under director Hallie Flanagan, had many projects throughout its short existence from 1935-1939; however, few were as innovative and impactful as the Living Newspaper. The most successful Living Newspaper was One Third of a Nation by Arthur Arent. This thesis examines the history of the Living Newspaper as a form of theatre, the production history of One Third of a Nation, the process of adapting the script, the application of directorial analysis to concept, and the collaborative process by which the production was staged at Baylor Theatre in November of 2014.



Federal Theatre Project. Arthur Arent. Living Newspaper.