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THE RESURRECTION OF EVERYMAN

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Date Issued:
2006
Abstract/Description:
In March of 2005 I was a cast member in Mad Cow Theatre's production of the Morality drama Everyman. This classic tale on the condition of human dying is regarding as one of the greatest dramas of the Medieval period and is one of the first plays in the English language to be put into print. This thesis is an actor's journey into the history of Medieval theatre, the challenges of producing Everyman for a contemporary audience, and the techniques of acting implemented in the creation of allegorical characters. Medieval drama, like Everyman, is still relevant in today's world because it addresses universal themes of friendship, material wealth, and reverence towards death. It is the story of the human being, the power of beliefs, and the fear of death. This thesis reflects a group of artists' desire to give an audience the gift of insight into their common selves.
Title: THE RESURRECTION OF EVERYMAN.
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Name(s): Knoell, David, Author
Listengarten, Julia, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In March of 2005 I was a cast member in Mad Cow Theatre's production of the Morality drama Everyman. This classic tale on the condition of human dying is regarding as one of the greatest dramas of the Medieval period and is one of the first plays in the English language to be put into print. This thesis is an actor's journey into the history of Medieval theatre, the challenges of producing Everyman for a contemporary audience, and the techniques of acting implemented in the creation of allegorical characters. Medieval drama, like Everyman, is still relevant in today's world because it addresses universal themes of friendship, material wealth, and reverence towards death. It is the story of the human being, the power of beliefs, and the fear of death. This thesis reflects a group of artists' desire to give an audience the gift of insight into their common selves.
Identifier: CFE0001086 (IID), ucf:46772 (fedora)
Note(s): 2006-05-01
M.F.A.
Arts and Sciences, Department of Theatre
Masters
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Subject(s): Medieval drama
Everyman
theatre
Morality play
acting technique
movement technique
voice technique
early English drama
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0001086
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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