Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of

 

Date of this Version

Spring 7-2013

Citation

Prucha, Mallory Maria. MARY ZIMMERMAN’S CANDIDE : A JOURNEY OF REALIZATION, COSTUME DESIGN AND PRODUCTION FOR THE 2013 REGIONAL NON- PROFESSIONAL PREMIERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN . MA thesis, University of Nebraska. July 2013.

Comments

A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Fine Arts, Major: Theatre Arts, Emphasis: Costume Design and Technology, Under the Supervision of Professor Janice Stauffer. Lincoln, Nebraska: July, 2013

Copyright (c) 2013 Mallory Maria Prucha

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Abstract

This thesis describes the research, Costume Design and implementation for the non-professional Regional Premiere of the musical Candide, newly adapted from Voltaire by Mary Zimmerman with music by Leonard Bernstein and additional lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, and Dorothy Parker., presented at Kimball Hall on February 21-24, 2013. Directed by Alisa Belflower, the production was a collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and School of Music with Mallory Maria Prucha serving as Costume/Make-Up Designer, Michaela Lynne Stein as Scenic Designer, Clay VanWinkle as Lighting Designer and David Tousley as Props Designer. Set in the mid-18th century, the operetta recounts the journey of an optimist, Candide, as he travels through countless obstacles and countries in search of Cunegonde. The UNL Production of Zimmerman’s text was the first full production utilizing the original Scottish Opera Orchestration and expanded the original cast from an ensemble composed of 19 members to include 43 individuals.

Advisor: Janice Stauffer