Bound Volume Number

Volume IX

Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-2016

Capstone Advisor

Kathleen Roland-Silverstein

Capstone Major


Capstone College

Visual and Performing Arts

Audio/Visual Component



Emily Dickinson, immersive art song

Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Theatre and Performance Studies


Through Escape from Amherst: Emily Dickinson’s Life of Freedom, I endeavored to create an immersive art song recital experience through which I explored the character of Emily Dickinson, hopefully rendering her ambiguous, iconic character somewhat more comprehensive to modern day audiences. Enclosed in the following chapters, please find the formal research I performed in examining Emily Dickinson’s character, an explanation of my own artistic journey, the program that I distributed to audiences during the concert (containing analyses of the Emily Dickinson texts that I performed), stage directions illustrating actor/singer intention and movement onstage, and lastly an explanation of my inspiration for the visual components of set and props that appeared onstage during the concert event. An audio recording of the concert will also be made available to the committee through the link below, as well as an appendix at the conclusion of this work.

Also included is a video recording, of slightly lesser quality than the audio recording, but this submission will suffice for the committee to discern that the Escape from Amherst project culminated in a live performance, with dramatic and visual as well as musical components.

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