Date of Award
Level of Access Assigned by Author
Master of Arts (MA)
Marcia Joy Douglas
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
In Taking Steps, Alan Ayckbourn creates a cast of characters trapped within the same house, and trapped within their own lives. He delivers a social commentary on the external demands society places on those taking the time to find a life they truly want rather than settling for a life that is readily available. This theme is as pertinent today as when it was written almost thirty years ago. In directing this play, I focused on developing Ayckbourn's theme while creating a truly entertaining piece for performers and audience alike. This thesis will begin with choice, goals and analysis, and follow the rehearsal process through performance and post-performance evaluation.
Daughtery, Elaine DiFalco, "Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn: A Directorial Challenge" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1204.