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Master of Fine Arts



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Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates


This thesis is my directorial narrative of a production of A Princess' Drum performed the Newdick Theatre in Shafer Street Playhouse at Virginia Commonwealth University on May 5-7, 2006. This thesis is the exploration of physical non-verbal theatre through adapting and directing Korean playwright, In-Hun Choi's Doong-Doong-Nangrang-Doong. Chapter one of this .thesis examines shamanistic ritual in the pre-production. Chapter two explores movement and voice centered physical work in the production process. Chapter three covers reflections of the process after the performance.


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