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Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Arts


The premise of this production thesis is that Kiss Me, Kate can be suitably adapted to "micro-tour" with a limited budget, small cast and a compact set. This thesis consists of a brief historical examination of the Cole Porter Era and Kiss Me, Kate, analyses of script and libretto, adaptations necessitated by limited budget, small cast, and compact set, touring considerations, and technical problems regarding the production.

The conclusions of this study are: (1) Kiss Me, Kate can be effectively produced as a "micro-tour," (2) "micro-touring" is an adequate method of production within a limited budget, and (3) large cast shows can be successfully produced by small groups with limited resources .