You Call Me Black I Call Myself a Woman of Color: 'An Octoroon'
Frier, Alisha Lu'Nacy
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Performing Arts
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Performing Arts
Works cited: pages 86-88
"This purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the journey of performing in the play, An Octoroon. In the process, I used techniques from Savannah College of Art and Design Performing Arts program which includes preparation from Chekov and Fitzmaurice Vocal Work. The journey of being double cast, the rehearsal process, and ultimately, attempting to capture the slave mentality during the 19th century, which is still pertinent in modern African American women. By researching the antiquated value system of the Jim Crow era that impacted African American slaves, I discovered the prominent division that still lasts in African American women today."
Keywords: "An Octoroon", African American, dark skinned, light skin, brown skin, race, colorism
CHAIR: Wainstein, Michael
PDF : 88 pages, illustrations (chiefly color)
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