Open Access Thesis
Gillette, William, 1853-1937; Theater -- Production and direction; Theatrical producers and directors -- United States
This thesis, entitled William Gillette and American Theatrical Realism of the Late Nineteenth Century studies the realistic staging techniques employed by William Gillette during the latter part of the nineteenth century in order to bring recognition and establish William Gillette as an innovator in the realistic staging of drama during the time in American theatre known as the movement toward realism.
The study examines four plays written and staged by William Gillette which range both in chronology of production and importance to the movement: those plays being Held By The Enemy, Secret Service, Sherlock Holmes, and Electricity. Using these plays, a style of realistic staging, which includes lighting, sound, scenic design, costuming, and dialogue are examined through careful use of the scripts, reviews of the plays from periodicals of the time, and history books which recorded highlights of the era.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Theatre
Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
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©1987 Mark Burnett
Burnett, Mark, "William Gillette and American Theatrical Realism of the Late Nineteenth Century" (1987). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1485.