Developing a Directorial Vision For a Production of Jim Leonard, Jr.'s, the Diviners
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts
Theatre and Dance
Theatre and Performance Studies
The purpose of this study is to create a meaningful directorial vision for a production of Jim Leonard, Jr.'s play, The Diviners, by using Louis E. Catron's system for play analysis as outlined in his book, The Director's Vision: Play Direction from Analysis to Production. To achieve this goal, this study will entail : an analysis of the playscript from Catron's application of the Aristotelian theories of plot, character, thought, music, and spectacle; a discussion of the directorial vision that was created as a result of interpreting the information obtained from the textual analysis; and an evaluation of the successes and failures that were experienced as a result of the employment of the vision in a production of the play. In the end, this study will demonstrate that the use of a comprehensive system of textual analysis results in the creation of a meaningful directorial vision that leads to an artistically unified production of the play.
© Timothy Scott Casto
Casto, Timothy Scott, "Developing a Directorial Vision For a Production of Jim Leonard, Jr.'s, the Diviners" (1997). MSU Graduate Theses. 2482.