Date of Award
Film, Theatre & Communication Arts
Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts
John McGowen- Hartman
This thesis is an exploratory look at the process for designing the costumes for Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor. This production was produced at the University of New Orleans as part of its 2012-2013 season.
Within this thesis we explore the multifaceted journey of the costume design process. As a designer, it is one’s job to use both historical and textual analysis in order to create a design that supports the thematic structure of the play. The following journey begins with initial research on the complex relationship between Neil Simon and his subject Anton Chekhov. It continues to include individual character concepts, as well as a re-telling of the production process. Finally, it concludes with an analysis of the validity of the design as a whole.
Costume Design, Neil Simon, Anton Chekhov, The Good Doctor
Bruns, Melinda W., "The Good Doctor: Exploring and Designing a Journey through Simon and Chekhov’s Russia" (2013). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1613.