Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193279
Title:
Examining Popular High School Plays: Uncovering the Implications
Author:
Elliot, Megan Elizabeth
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of my study was to discover the most performed plays in Southern Arizona high schools, the teachers' considerations when choosing these scripts, and the implications these scripts have for the adolescent student. The first two sets of data were collected from a questionnaire sent to 33 high school theatre educators in Southern Arizona. I created a list of the full-length plays/musicals and a list of what teachers felt were the most important considerations for script selection. I analyzed the four most performed scripts, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Our Town, Once Upon a Mattress, and Footloose, and discovered four prominent themes (the future, adolescent love, power, and image) and discussed the implications they have on the adolescent actor.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Theatre Education; Secondary Drama; Plays; High School Drama; Educational Theatre
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Theatre Arts; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
McCammon, Laura A
Committee Chair:
McCammon, Laura A

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleExamining Popular High School Plays: Uncovering the Implicationsen_US
dc.creatorElliot, Megan Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorElliot, Megan Elizabethen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of my study was to discover the most performed plays in Southern Arizona high schools, the teachers' considerations when choosing these scripts, and the implications these scripts have for the adolescent student. The first two sets of data were collected from a questionnaire sent to 33 high school theatre educators in Southern Arizona. I created a list of the full-length plays/musicals and a list of what teachers felt were the most important considerations for script selection. I analyzed the four most performed scripts, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Our Town, Once Upon a Mattress, and Footloose, and discovered four prominent themes (the future, adolescent love, power, and image) and discussed the implications they have on the adolescent actor.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectTheatre Educationen_US
dc.subjectSecondary Dramaen_US
dc.subjectPlaysen_US
dc.subjectHigh School Dramaen_US
dc.subjectEducational Theatreen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre Artsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcCammon, Laura Aen_US
dc.contributor.chairMcCammon, Laura Aen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcKean, Bobbien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSebesta, Judithen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1623en_US
dc.identifier.oclc137356143en_US
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