1st Edition

Undergraduate Research in Theatre
A Guide for Students

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ISBN 9780367903312
June 9, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
208 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Undergraduate Research in Theatre: A Guide for Students supplies tools for scaffolding research skills alongside examples of undergraduate research in theatre and performance scholarship.

The book begins with an overview of the necessity of framing theatre as undergraduate research and responding to calls for revolutionizing the discipline toward greater equity, diversity, and inclusion. Dedicated chapters for the research, skills, and methods employed by each theatre area follow: scripted theatre, devised and new works, applied theatre, scenic, costume, sound, and lighting design, and theatre theory, and interdisciplinary studies. Throughout the book, undergraduate research activities are demonstrated by 36 case studies authored by undergraduates from 6 countries about diverse areas of theatre study.

Suitable for both professors and students, Undergraduate Research in Theatre is an ideal reference book for any course that has a significant opportunity for the creation of new knowledge, or as an essential interdisciplinary connection between theatre, performance and other disciplines.

Table of Contents

1 Overview: The Necessity of Framing Theatre as Undergraduate Research; 2 Literature Reviews; 3 Performance Studies, Paratextual Sources, and Research Topics; 4 Human Participant Research in Theatre; 5 Research Methods and Assessment Practices in Theatre; 6 Copyright, Collaborative Work, and Citing Sources; 7 Dissemination of Research in Theatre; 8 Scripted Theatre Performance and Production; 9 Playwriting and Devising; 10 Applied Theatre; 11 Scenic Design; 12 Costume Design; 13 Sound Design; 14 Lighting Design; 15 Research in Theatre History, Theory, and Interdisciplinary Studies; 16 Online Resources

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Michelle Hayford, Ph.D. is the Director and Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Dayton. She is co-author and co-editor of Performing Arts as High-Impact Practice, published by Palgrave MacMillan (2018) and Arts and Humanities Division editor of the journal SPUR: Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research.

Jenny Olin Shanahan is Director of Undergraduate Research at Bridgewater State University, with leadership positions in the Council for Undergraduate Research.

Gregory Young is Professor of Music at Montana State University and has held ongoing posts in conferences in undergraduate research and in curriculum development.