Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2015

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Theatre Arts

First Advisor

John Cameron

Abstract

Written to fulfill a partial requirement for the Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa, this is an exploration of Kevin Argus' journey as an actor. It is a personal text that documents his relationship with: the present moment, the state, and mask, which are the necessary requirements for great acting. He asks, "How can you drop into the present moment? How can you expand the state to give others a visceral feeling? How can you create a specific character?"

It goes on to recount pitfalls in the rehearsal process and the performance that are frequently encountered.

Public Abstract

Written to fulfill a partial requirement for the Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa, this is an exploration of Kevin Argus’ journey as an actor. It is a personal text that documents his relationship with: the present moment, the state, and mask, which are the necessary requirements for great acting. He asks, “How can you drop into the present moment? How can you expand the state to give others a visceral feeling? How can you create a specific character?”

It goes on to recount pitfalls in the rehearsal process and the performance that are frequently encountered.

Keywords

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Pages

iv, 36 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-36).

Copyright

Copyright 2015 Kevin Argus

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