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Candid Photos: JMC Theatre Students (Sears Eldredge)


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4 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 385 times

Mask Characterization Class (Sears Eldredge)


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Photos from a class in mask characterization - conducted by Sears Eldredge at least twice.

10 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 283 times

JMC Theatre: Masked Drama Workshop (1972)


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Students researched various historical / cultural groups, sculpted their own masks based on traditional models, and employed them in three plays.

19 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 401 times

JMC Theatre: Labyrinth II (1973)


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Labyrinth II - An experiment in environmental theatre, 1973.

14 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 288 times

JMC Theatre: Balm in Gilead (1974)


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JMC Experimental Theatre’s first production in McDonel Kiva. A large ensemble cast in a show with multiple plots and lots of overlapping dialogue. Very difficult for the actors, but they did splendidly.

6 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 273 times

JMC Theatre: In the Bright Existence (1974 and 1976)


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In The Bright Existence (1974: McDonel Kiva; 1976: on tour) - an original adaptation of the Quiche Maya Book of Counsel as translated by Munro S. Edmundson (Tulane) and the Mesoamerican Institute. A huge undertaking with a very large ensemble of students. The second production two years later was JMC’s contribution to the University’s Bi-centennial Celebration.

25 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 336 times

JMC Theatre: Two Japanese Noh Dramas (1975)


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Two Noh plays produced in 1975 - Birds of Sorrow and Birdcatchers in Hades. The JMC troupe performed these plays in the sanctuary of Edgewood Church in East Lansing.

6 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 289 times

JMC Theatre: Megan Terry's Home (1976)


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Megan Terry’s Home, or Future Soap — a multimedia production — McDonel Kiva. Megan Terry’s science-fiction meditation on the possible future effects of over population.

15 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 303 times

JMC Theatre: The Bacchae (1977)


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The Bacchae — Euripides — McDonel Kiva (1977)

As I think the pictures illustrate, a very powerfully acted show.

12 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 297 times

JMC Theatre: Chautauqua (1977)


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Chautauqua: Rediscovering the American Land — tour show for the Kellogg Center for Continuing Education, created by former JMC Dean, Gordon Rohman. Student actors from JMC mixed with several faculty from other MSU units to create this traveling Chautauqua show. We toured to five (I think it was) cities in Michigan.

5 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2010
Album viewed 391 times

JMC Theatre: Rivalry Potlatch (1977)


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The Rivalry Potlatch: Anthropology & Drama II — McDonel Kiva -- Pam Holcomb, an anthropologist, and I team-taught this course.

This took place in the second term of the two-term course investigating the possible roots of drama around the globe.

6 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 338 times

JMC Theatre: Architect & Emperor of Assyria (1978)


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The Architect and The Emperor of Assyria —by Fernando Arrabal — McDonel Kiva
This outrageous three-hour two person play (cut down from four hours!) was performed by two very gifted actors who had to keep transforming into various fantasy characters.

10 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2010
Album viewed 330 times

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Random files - JMC EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
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In the Bright Existence (1976 / 2nd Production): Cast and Crew524 viewsImage provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria: Programme Front Cover518 views
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo669 views
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Megan Terry's Home: Performance: Stage Overview530 views
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The Twins Enlist the Aid of the Animals537 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Megan Terry's Home: Cast List (1 of 2)534 viewsThis multimedia production involved ... two different casts who alternated the performances. Each cast became the crew for the other cast’s production! ... Even though they were a great group of students, I never tried double casting a show again.
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Labyrinth II (1973): The Guides on the Lower Level500 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge. Sears writes:

"The Guides led their groups down the wide stairs and into the lower level of the bldg. Each was led through the Labyrinth from a different starting point and the groups would pass in the halls on their ways to their next event."
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White on White - 1515 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.


White on White - a Mask-Movement Piece - white robed figures with a male figure that appears through a white doorway — they danced to music - perhaps Vaughan Williams Job: A Masque for Dancing????? — Performed in one of the emptied classrooms.

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The Bacchae: Performance Photo669 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo568 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo552 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo552 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo559 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo572 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo569 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Programme Front Cover525 viewsFeb 19, 2010