Date of Award

Fall 12-2019

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film and Theatre


Film and Theatre

Major Professor

David W. Hoover

Second Advisor

Anthony French

Third Advisor

John Neisler


The following thesis is an in-depth actor analysis chronicling my approach to the role of Iago in TheatreUNO’s 2019 production of Othello by William Shakespeare. This thesis will include analysis of the text, character objectives, techniques used, observations about the application of contemporary realistic acting technique to classical verse text, self-evaluation and personal reflection. This thesis will be supported by production materials including a fully scored script.

This play was directed by David W. Hoover, and performed April 25- May 4, 2019,as part of the TheatreUNO 2018-2019 academic season, presented by the Department of Film and Theatre in the School of the Arts, at the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana. Scenic Design was by Kevin Griffith, Lighting design was by Diane Baas, Costume design was by Anthony French, Vocal coaching was by L. Kalo Gow, and Alexandra Marie Rainey served as the Stage Manager.


The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.

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