Abstract

This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts with a Concentration in Musical Theatre. It is a detailed account of author RJ Magee’s artistic and scholarly process in creating the roles of Murderer 2 and Sir Richard Ratcliffe in William Shakespeare’s Richard III. The production was performed as part of Minnesota State University, Mankato’s mainstage season in October of 2022. In five chapters, this thesis chronicles the actor’s process: a preproduction analysis, a historical and critical perspective, a rehearsal and performance journal, a post-production analysis, and a process development analysis. Appendices and works cited are included.

Advisor

Heather Hamilton

Committee Member

Matthew Caron

Committee Member

Vladimir Rovinsky

Committee Member

Nicholas Wayne

Date of Degree

2023

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Program of Study

Theatre Arts

College

Humanities and Social Sciences

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