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Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

David Leong


The thesis focuses on the development of a fully accredited Masters of Fine Arts in Classical Performance degree program for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC). Chapter 1 is a narrative of the author’s experience with CSC’s Young Company, the touring and teaching artist arm of the educational department. This chapter establishes culture of the company and the context of the program, the argument for the thesis. Chapter 2 is an exploration of existing and defunct MFA programs in Classical Performance or related fields of study, the steps toward NAST accreditation and curriculum development. Chapter 3 is a description of the MFA at CSC laid out semester-by-semester, its vision and mission. The thesis is undertaken with complete cooperation with CSC under Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips.


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Date of Submission

May 2013