Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Emily J. Cherry
This thesis explores an actor's process of creating a character for a musical
production, specifically, the role of Sam Byck in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. The production occurred in November of 2011 at the University of North Dakota. The first two chapters of the thesis contain, historical research regarding the character, world events, and the musical, as well as a text analysis of the musical, and given circumstances for the character. The third chapter is a reflection about the production at the production's completion.
Patterson, Hyrum Wright, "Playing Sam Byck: Analysis Of Text And Performance In Sondheim's Assassins" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 1266.