THE PHYSICIST: A SCENIC DESIGN
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ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: THE PHYSICIST A SCENIC DESIGN A THEORETICAL PRODUCTION OF THE SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-COLLEGE PARK. CLARICE SMITH PERFORMANCE ARTS CENTER’S THE INA & JACK KAY THEATRE. Yunpu Hu, Master of Fine Arts, 2020 Thesis Directed By: Associate Professor, Daniel Conway, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies The purpose of this thesis is to provide research, supporting paperwork, and other materials that document the scenic design process for the theoretical production of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Physicist, presented by the University of Maryland-College park, school of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. This thesis contains the following: scenic research images collected to express and explore period, location, and emotional/intellectual/psychological landscapes; preliminary sketches; photographs of the 1/4” model; full drafting plates and paint elevations used to communicate the design to the technical director and paint charge; a unit list naming each scenic element; a props list and research book to detail each hand prop and furniture piece.