SET DESIGN OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S THE TAMING OF THE SHREW INA AND JACK KAY THEATRE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK

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2005-06-06

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The purpose of this thesis is to document and analyze the process of the scenic design for William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, as it was produced at the University of Maryland's Department of Theatre in March of 2005. The role of a scenic designer as a member of a design and production team is to support the conceptual vision of a stage director. Chapter One of the thesis document presents a script analysis for The Taming of the Shrew. Chapter Two reviews the scenic designer's process of visual research as an integral component of the theatrical design process. This research is conducted in collaboration with the stage director, costume and lighting designer. Chapter Three details each step of the execution of the scenic design. Chapter Four completes the thesis with an analysis of the set designer's process. The appendices include the visual research sources used, photographs of the realized setting, as well as all relevant graphical documents created by the scenic designer to facilitate the completion of the set design.

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