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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 631 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 17, 2010
Album viewed 516 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 650 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 17, 2010
Album viewed 527 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 508 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 620 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 521 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 545 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 610 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 623 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 567 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 569 times

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Random files - JMC EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
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Mask Characterization Class - Group Photo914 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.

Sears wrote that he conducted this class at least twice.
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Hippolytus: Phaedra, Nurse, and Chorus1064 viewsLeft to Right:
(1) Chorus: Cindy Kiels, Nancy Sableski, Erika Walton, Elaine Zeimba (not known which is precisely which).
(2) Nurse: Chris Thor
(3) Phaedra: Delf Dodge
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Chautauqua: Stage Set825 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge. Sears writes:

"On the three large screens over the stage, were projected contemporary and historic images of the land and its use from the various regions of Michigan we traveled to."

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The Birth of the Twins900 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo961 views
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Mask Characterization Class - Aviva Miller?1055 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.

Sears writes the student is probably Aviva Miller.
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Mother and Father Emerge from the Feathered Serpent968 viewsPhoto provided by Sears Eldredge.
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Megan Terry's Home: Performance859 views

Last additions - JMC EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo1097 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo974 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo941 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo942 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo946 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo961 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Performance Photo969 viewsFeb 19, 2010
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The Bacchae: Programme Front Cover934 viewsFeb 19, 2010