Abstract

This thesis contains a detailed account of Noah J. Files's scene design research and process for Kiss of the Spider Woman by Terrence McNally, John Kander and Fred Ebb. The musical was produced in the Andreas Theatre, opening January 30 and closing February 8, 2014. The first chapter is a preliminary analysis of the plot, the designer's first intentions and reactions to the scenic requirements, and the designer's goals for the production. The second chapter is an historical and critical analysis providing perspective into the history of the musical and research to illuminate the designer's choices. The third chapter is a journal of the designer's experiences throughout the process. The fourth chapter is a post-production analysis reflecting upon the outcome of the production. Finally, the fifth chapter is an analysis of the designer's growth and process throughout his time at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Appendices and works cited are also included, which contain research images and early sketches, technical drawings, design draft work, and production photos.

Advisor

John Paul

First Committee Member

Paul Hustoles

Second Committee Member

George Grubb

Third Committee Member

Steven Smith

Date of Degree

2014

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Theatre and Dance

College

Arts and Humanities

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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