ERIC Number: ED340075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-12
Reference Count: N/A
The Application of Stage Lighting to the Reinforcement of Structural Tensions within a Narrative Text.
Siddens, Paul J., III
This paper (1) examines textbooks in group performance of literature to determine how they describe the use of stage light in production; (2) explicates the four qualities and five functions of stage light; (3) explicates the four structural tensions of a text as defined by J. H. Maclay (1972); (4) considers their application to the production of a short story in performance; and (5) demonstrates (using Carson McCullers' short story "The Sojourner") how the four qualities and five functions of stage light can be used by a director during performance to reinforce and highlight a text's structural tensions. The paper then offers a summary and investigation of potential topics for further research in association with the adaptation and production of literature, such as music and movement. (PRA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Staging (Text); Text Factors; Theater Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 1991).