Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Document Type


Date of this Version



Thesis (M.A)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 2000. Department of Arts and Sciences.


Copyright 2000, the author. Used by permission.

A free public-access version is available at


This thesis is a documentation of my rehearsal and performance process in the University of Nebraska’s 1999 production of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. The document is composed in six parts: introduction, research, rehearsal and performance, journal, responses, conclusion and appendix.The introduction gives a general overview of my thoughts on acting and how this project was chosen. The research portion focuses on how the life and times of Chekhov pertain to my vision of Masha.The journal focuses on my character progression as Masha.The response section offers outside feedback on my performance.The conclusion sums up my thoughts and feelings about the whole experience.The appendix include copies of the reviews, publicity information, Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival Commendations and pictures used for character development.

Advisor: Shirley Carr Mason