Date of Graduation

5-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre (MFA)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Theatre

Advisor

Shawn Irish

Committee Member

Kate Frank

Second Committee Member

Weston Wilkerson

Keywords

Lighting Design, Memories, Theatre, The Glass Menagerie

Abstract

This thesis presents new ways of looking at an old classic by illuminating the emotions and hardship of the Wingfield family through the use of color and texture. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams was presented at the University of Arkansas in September of 2017. The challenges of this production will be addressed as well as the achievements and areas of improvement of this production. Finally, this document will answer the question: How does color, texture, and the angle of stage lighting help heighten the emotions of the characters and engage an audience in the play?

Included are all the documents critical for the lighting design process including, but not limited to: light plot, magic sheet, cue sheets, and research images. Production photographs are included and referenced throughout the paper to help further illustrate the design approach.

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