Master's Theses

Department

Communication Studies

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

Two plays were direct at Felten-Start theatre, Moon Over Buffalo and It Runs In the Family to study different leadership styles as they were applied to the directing process. Records of the nightly rehearsals were kept as a reference tool. A major determinant of which leadership style was used depended on the experience level of the group. The less experienced the cast, the more autocratic directing method was needed. More mature and experienced groups retained their focus, which led to a more comfortable setting. This relaxed atmosphere offered more opportunities to sue democratic and laissez-faire leadership methods. This allowed for better communication.

Advisor

Stephen Shapiro

Date of Award

Fall 1999

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1999 Michael P. Doll

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