Type of Thesis
Angela Thieman Dino
In order to understand how the working relationships between the collaborators at King’s College, London – Rosalind Franklin, Maurice Wilkins, Ray Gosling, and Don Caspar – and the collaborators at Cambridge University – James Watson and Francis Crick – failed or succeeded in Anna Ziegler’s play Photograph 51, I investigated the characters’ interpersonal interactions through a model of relationship integration and disintegration, their individual conflict management styles, the characters’ use of supportive and defensive communication, and the characters’ use of confirming and disconfirming behaviors. I utilized stage pictures, lighting and scenic design, and a combination of projections and costuming to display the nature of these interpersonal interactions onstage. I used the same relationship theories to inform my directing and facilitate an effective and positive production process.
Collins, Elisabeth Anne, "‘Shapes Overlapping Like Endless Venn Diagrams’ - An Exploration of Interpersonal Communication and Relationships while Directing Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler" (2018). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1569.
The production of Photograph 51 that I directed is the main focus of this thesis. This is a link to a film of that production.
Appendix H - Photograph 51 Projections.pptx (18013 kB)
This PowerPoint contains all of the projections and animations used in the production.
Appendix I - Stage Pictures Analysis and Design Photos.docx (83217 kB)
This appendix contains production photos and analysis of those images as they relate to the thesis.