Jones, Chris, 1963-
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Theatre Arts
Child actors--Psychology; College and school drama--Psychological aspects; Middle school students--Psychology
This thesis is presented on directing plays at the middle-school level, beginning with the theories of adolescent development, and how these stages affect adolescents’ abilities on the stage. Contrasting methods of characterization — those methods developed for the adult actor, and the author’s proposed method for achieving characterization in the adolescent actor — are discussed. This proposed method, relying totally on external stimuli, is illustrated by comparing its ideals with those of Constatin Stanislavski’s well-known acting technique requiring the use of the actor’s inner self. The proposed method involves not only characterization, but also influences the overall goals of middle-school theatre, issues surrounding play production, the implementation of auditions, and rehearsal schedule modifications for middle-school productions.
Wilson, Reddy Royse, "Dramatic productions at the middle school : meeting the needs of the young adolescent actor" (1997). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 2663.
xii, 151 pages
Northern Illinois University
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