AuthorElliot, Megan Elizabeth
AdvisorMcCammon, Laura A
Committee ChairMcCammon, Laura A
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of my study was to discover the most performed plays in Southern Arizona high schools, the teachers' considerations when choosing these scripts, and the implications these scripts have for the adolescent student. The first two sets of data were collected from a questionnaire sent to 33 high school theatre educators in Southern Arizona. I created a list of the full-length plays/musicals and a list of what teachers felt were the most important considerations for script selection. I analyzed the four most performed scripts, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Our Town, Once Upon a Mattress, and Footloose, and discovered four prominent themes (the future, adolescent love, power, and image) and discussed the implications they have on the adolescent actor.
Degree ProgramTheatre Arts