Surviving The Virtual: Crafting A New Form Of Theater For The Digital Age

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193282
Title:
Surviving The Virtual: Crafting A New Form Of Theater For The Digital Age
Author:
Ford, Vanessa Anne
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:
This thesis proposes a new genre of theater that combines participatory and interactive narratives with virtual reality technologies and traditional theatrical elements to create a form that is capable of responding to the growing desire for interactive entertainment mediums. A series of participatory narrative events, including traditional theater productions, interactive narrative/drama and role-playing games, are analyzed for their potentialities and limitations. These elements are then used to respond to scholarly writings concerning the problems of participatory narrative forms. From this analysis conclusions are drawn about the necessary elements needed to create this new genre of theater, termed interactive virtual theater, or IVT. The elements are then synthesized into a hypothetical picture of what the IVT of the future might look like.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
participatory; interactive; actor; theatre; virtual; digital
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Theatre Arts; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Dickey, Jerry

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleSurviving The Virtual: Crafting A New Form Of Theater For The Digital Ageen_US
dc.creatorFord, Vanessa Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorFord, Vanessa Anneen_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.abstractThis thesis proposes a new genre of theater that combines participatory and interactive narratives with virtual reality technologies and traditional theatrical elements to create a form that is capable of responding to the growing desire for interactive entertainment mediums. A series of participatory narrative events, including traditional theater productions, interactive narrative/drama and role-playing games, are analyzed for their potentialities and limitations. These elements are then used to respond to scholarly writings concerning the problems of participatory narrative forms. From this analysis conclusions are drawn about the necessary elements needed to create this new genre of theater, termed interactive virtual theater, or IVT. The elements are then synthesized into a hypothetical picture of what the IVT of the future might look like.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectparticipatoryen_US
dc.subjectinteractiveen_US
dc.subjectactoren_US
dc.subjecttheatreen_US
dc.subjectvirtualen_US
dc.subjectdigitalen_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.chairDickey, Jerryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1543en_US
dc.identifier.oclc137355898en_US
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