Date of Award

Fall 12-18-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

David Hoover

Second Advisor

Henry Griffin

Third Advisor

Kevin Griffith


Noises Off is the epitome of farce. Doors everywhere, mistaken identities, and unrequited love. The characters push themselves to the limit, both mentally and physically. They stop at nothing to put on their production and their stage manager, Timothy Allgood, becomes the babysitter of the group, which at times becomes comparable to herding cats.

This document describes the journey made from casting to final bows. It contains biographical research on the playwright, Michael Frayn, as well as a historical look at the genre of farce, techniques pioneered by Sanford Meisner and Konstantin Stanislavski, along with materials, including a scored script, character analysis, personal evaluation, and rehearsal reflections.


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