Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to discover those experimental theatre techniques which can best express a Mormon theme: that one must become as a child to enter the kingdom of God. This thesis concludes from the resultant production, An Afternoon's Work, that certain theatrical techniques are powerful tools for the expression of any theme; that the work of the Open Theatre can be used for Mormon ends as long as the actor and director know exactly what they want to say and refine the techniques for that purpose.

The ideology behind experimental theatres such as the Open Theatre is discussed and compared with Mormon ideology. The creation of the production is analyzed in an effort to provide future aspirants with guidelines to the possible contributions of the actors, directors, techniques, and refinement process. A descriptive list of exercises and a script for An Afternoon's Work are included.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Theatre and Media Arts

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Date Submitted

1971

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm680

Keywords

Drama, 20th century, Mormons

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