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A scenic design for Carlo Gozzi's “The Green Bird”, performed at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland


2007 2007

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The purpose of this thesis is to document and analyze the scenic design process of Carlo Gozzi's The Green Bird as it was produced at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in March of 2007. The role of the scenic designer is to physicalize the world of the play established by the vision of the director as well as the collaborative design team of the lighting, costume and sound designer. Chapter one of this thesis is an analysis of the script written by Carlo Gozzi, which was translated and adapted by Frederica Brunori Deigan and Leslie Felbain. This analysis covers a concise understanding of Commedia dell'Arte, which is the performance style of the piece, as well as Carlo Gozzi's theatrical views. Chapter two details the visual research process and manifestation of the phases of the scenic design in conjunction with the director, lighting and costume designer. Chapter three examines the selecting and approving of materials for the set and the construction and building process of the set design. Chapter four provides a critical analysis of the process of designing the set, the creation of the set, and an evaluation of the final production in light of the collaborative design process with the other designers and the director. Finally, the appendices provide visual documentation of the design process from research to realization of the final production.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Fine arts;
Theater
Classification
0357: Fine arts
0465: Theater
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts
Title
A scenic design for Carlo Gozzi's “The Green Bird”, performed at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland
Author
Van Wyk, Eric Jacob
Number of pages
92
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0117
Source
MAI 46/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549262664
Advisor
Conway, Daniel
University/institution
University of Maryland, College Park
Department
Theatre
University location
United States -- Maryland
Degree
M.F.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1448728
ProQuest document ID
304850108
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304850108
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