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Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Visual and Performing Arts
Emily Dickinson, immersive art song
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
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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Whitcomb, Maria, "Escape from Amherst: Emily Dickinson’s Life of Freedom" (2016). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 927.
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