Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Wesley Van Tassel
Arlin James (Jim) Hawkins
A full-length production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream was rehearsed and performed at Sunset High School in Portland, Oregon. The production was set in New Orleans during Mardi Gras in 1926. Research was conducted on Shakespeare's life, appropriate acting methods, and the play's historical and cultural context including lighting properties, setting, music, and costumes. Design concept statements were developed, the play was produced, and the experience was considered critically, both as an artistic production and as a learning experience.
Kash, Laurel Renee, "A Midsummer Night's Dream--A Creole Creation: Directing Shakespeare in a High School Setting" (2000). Master of Theater Production Graduate Projects. 6.