Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
Acting and Directing
This purpose of this document is twofold: to examine the process of character creation over the course of my experiences performing the role of Thea Elvsted in West Virginia University’s spring 2020 production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, and to define Thea’s dramatic significance to Hedda Gabler as a whole. The following text will provide a detailed look at the research I collected in the interest of building a cohesive view of the world of the play. Additionally, it will describe the various techniques I employed throughout the rehearsal and performance process of the production, with specific attention paid to my usage of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Meisner, and Stanislavski. To conclude, I will offer a post-production evaluation of the performance experience and a retrospective analysis of the rehearsal process.
Goff, Mary Catherine, "Bravery in the Delicate: An Actor's Exploration of Thea Elvsted in Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler" (2021). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8098.