Giving Voice to the Stage: Michael Levine’s Eugene Onegin and the Polyphonic Set

  • Author / Creator
    Cuerrier, Melissa K V
  • Canadian designer Michael Levine has become one of the most in-demand artists of the international theatre, and opera scenes. His collaborations with renowned directors such as Robert Carsen, and Robert Lepage have launched him to the forefront of design today. This thesis explores the many facets of his groundbreaking production of Eugene Onegin, performed in 1997/2007, at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. Using primarily semiotic and phenomenological theory, it will elucidate the many layers of interpretation and communication prevalent in his work. Beginning with the Process of Adaptation, the paper will then lead through a discussion of Levine’s development as a scenographer, and finally analyze his set and costume designs for Eugene Onegin

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    Fall 2013
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    Master of Arts
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Engel, Maureen (English)
    • Tondino, Guido (Drama)
    • Heather, Jane (Drama)