Date of Graduation

8-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (MFA)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Theatre

Advisor

Michael Landman

Committee Member

Patricia Martin

Second Committee Member

Shawn Irish

Keywords

Directing, Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

Abstract

What follows is a description of my process directing The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.

I’ve made an effort to track the journey I undertook starting from my earliest encounter with the

play and the selection of the story as a thesis project. This document contains my initial script

analysis, notes from design meeting collaborations, casting decisions, general research

approaches, the rehearsal process, performance insights, and evaluations after completion. This

document will also provide, intermittently, additional reflections on my critical attitudes towards

this play and production, as well as self-assessments related to notable lessons, successes,

failures, and discoveries pertinent to my field of study: the art of directing. Moreover, selected

entries from my personal journal which was maintained for eight months during this creative

process will provide supplemental material for further reading at the conclusion.

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