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A director’s approach to Rinne Groff’s The Ruby sunrise.

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dc.contributor.advisor Castleberry, Marion.
dc.contributor.author Reed, David Andrew.
dc.date.copyright 2012-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8461
dc.description.abstract Rinne Groff’s The Ruby Sunrise tells the story of a poor, self-educated girl who creates the first electric television set in 1927. Her accomplishment goes unnoticed, but twenty-five years later her daughter stops at nothing to bring her mother’s story to life during TV’s Golden Age. Groff’s play examines the mechanics of storytelling, of the ways in which truth can be compromised and histories revised. This thesis provides a textual analysis of The Ruby Sunrise, followed by a detailed description of David Reed’s directorial approach to the work. Chapter One gives a brief biography of the playwright, examines her dramatic cannon, and traces the play’s production history while Chapter Two offers a theoretical and analytical approach to the production. Chapter Three and Chapter Four outline the practical journey of the collaborative process, and Chapter Five concludes with the director’s critical evaluation of the production. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Theatre. en_US
dc.subject Groff, Rinne. en_US
dc.subject The Ruby sunrise. en_US
dc.title A director’s approach to Rinne Groff’s The Ruby sunrise. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.F.A. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Theatre Arts. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Theatre Arts. en_US


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