Theatre and Film, Johnny Carson School of


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Spring 4-8-2010

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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: Theater Arts Under the Supervision of Professor Harris Smith Lincoln, Nebraska May, 2010


The Preparation, Performance and Afterthoughts Concerning the Role of Regan in Shakespeare’s King Lear Tiffiney Carol Baker, M.F.A. University of Nebraska, 2010 Adviser: Harris Smith In April of 2009 I was cast as Regan Cornwall in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s main stage production of King Lear. Throughout the summer I researched various aspects of the playwright, the play’s origins, family dynamics and various other aspects concerning the world of the play in order to gain a clearer understanding of the character. The following is the documentation of my process divided into three sections. Section one contains historical research and a character analysis. Section two is a daily journal written during the rehearsal process. Section three contains interviews with the theater faculty concerning my performance.