Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Douglas L. Raterson
Dr. David Shrader
Dr. Bruce Baker
I feel that it is important to remain flexible in the casting of this show with regard to the desired sex of certain characters. Dr. Paterson will be casting Terra Nova, a predominately male show, from the same auditions as The Fantasticks and the rehearsal periods are somewhat concurrent. I feel that the roles of the two fathers are primarily that of parents and, therefore, can as easily be filled by women--mothers- and fulfill the same function in the script. Another option is to cast a father and a mother, although, I think that the romantic implications with the young couple could blur into a father/mother combination and makes it a weaker choice than if the parents are of the same sex, what ever that may be. Because of the demands of the other show and the strength that I perceive among the women in the department, I expect to cast two women in these roles.
Cornelius, Donna L., "The Fantastiks" (1984). Student Work. 2856.
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