Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of this thesis is to help inform students of theatre about some of the considerations necessary in coordinating and directing technical areas of play production. It is the purpose of a college curriculum in drama to inform the students about all areas of theatre work; the technical work comes under the jurisdiction of the technical director. Consequently, this thesis in technical direction can serve as an instructional device for students in educational theatre by including the following: (1) definition (by enumeration) of the technical areas of play production; (2) explanation of some general considerations in each technical area, including coordination with other areas and the general time order for accomplishing the technical tasks; and (3) application of the general considerations in each technical area to the specific production of Oedipus Rex on May 22 and 23, 1958.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sophocles. Oedipus Rex
Theater -- Production and direction


Includes bibliographical references



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South Dakota State University