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Title:
The history of the Gaslight Theatre
Author:
Merrifield-Beecher, Jane A., 1952-
Issue Date:
1994
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:
Tony Terry founded The Gaslight Theatre in Tucson, Arizona, in 1977. The thesis examines The Gaslight Theatre in order to validate the company's artistic relevancy as a contemporary producer of melodramas and to further understand the reason behind the theatre's current success. The structure of the work begins with a history of melodrama, a look at the producer, Tony Terry, and his background and influence on The Gaslight Theatre, followed by a history of The Gaslight's three phases: The Victorian melodramas, the musical comedy melodramas, and the comedy spoof melodramas. A history of The Gaslight olio reveals the nature of the art form. The thesis further provides a study of those involved in the theatre's success, as well as the company's inevitable link to the current theatre practices. Most importantly, the thesis examines The Gaslight Theatre's significance to the local and American theatre community.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
History, United States.; Theater.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Theatre Arts
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Dickey, Jerry

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe history of the Gaslight Theatreen_US
dc.creatorMerrifield-Beecher, Jane A., 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMerrifield-Beecher, Jane A., 1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_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.abstractTony Terry founded The Gaslight Theatre in Tucson, Arizona, in 1977. The thesis examines The Gaslight Theatre in order to validate the company's artistic relevancy as a contemporary producer of melodramas and to further understand the reason behind the theatre's current success. The structure of the work begins with a history of melodrama, a look at the producer, Tony Terry, and his background and influence on The Gaslight Theatre, followed by a history of The Gaslight's three phases: The Victorian melodramas, the musical comedy melodramas, and the comedy spoof melodramas. A history of The Gaslight olio reveals the nature of the art form. The thesis further provides a study of those involved in the theatre's success, as well as the company's inevitable link to the current theatre practices. Most importantly, the thesis examines The Gaslight Theatre's significance to the local and American theatre community.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHistory, United States.en_US
dc.subjectTheater.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre Artsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDickey, Jerryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1361569en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b33506474en_US
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