Theatre, Performance, Stanislavski
Constantin Stanislavski developed a method for actors in bringing to life characters for the stage. Even though Stanislavski developed his theories in response to the stage climate of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many of his ideas remain relevant today. In this study, parts of his system were applied to the roles performed in Moises Kaufman's The Laramie Project. Those roles were Moises Kaufman, Jonas Slonaker, Doug Laws, Anonymous, Detective Rob Debree, Governor Jim Geringer, Reverend Fred Phelps and Dennis Shepard. The purpose of this exploration was to create unique, believable characters and develop solutions for personal acting problems. Through this study, it was concluded that this method empowered me as I sought ways to personalize with the reality of the characters.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Hamner, Matthew, "The Laramie Project: The Search For A Personal Acting Method Via The Principles Of Constantin Stanislavksi" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 740.