A director's approach to Sam Shepard's True West.

dc.contributor.advisorJortner, David, 1971-
dc.creatorYoho, Rob E., 1987-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-04T14:07:00Z
dc.date.available2015-09-04T14:07:00Z
dc.date.created2015-08
dc.date.issued2015-07-14
dc.date.submittedAugust 2015
dc.date.updated2015-09-04T14:07:00Z
dc.description.abstractSam Shepard’s True West is a black comedy that tells the story of Austin and Lee, two brothers leading vastly different lives who meet unexpectedly at their mother’s home in suburban Los Angeles, and through a series of increasingly surreal events, attempt to assume the identity of the other. This thesis surveys and critiques the research and practical phases of Baylor University’s May, 2015 mainstage production of this play. Chapter One examines the life and works of Sam Shepard with special attention given to True West’s critical legacy and major productions. Chapter Two analyzes Shepard’s play and applies relevant critical theory to his text. Chapters Three and Four chronicle the application of this analysis and theory to directing the play and collaborating with actors and designers. Finally, Chapter Five assesses the production’s strengths and weaknesses.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9481
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access
dc.subjectShepard. Directing.
dc.titleA director's approach to Sam Shepard's True West.
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentBaylor University. Dept. of Theatre Arts.
thesis.degree.grantorBaylor University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.F.A.

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