Title

Dido & Aeneas: Act I

Lead Author Major

Theatre Arts

Format

Event

Faculty Mentor Name

James Haffner

Faculty Mentor Department

Theatre Arts

Abstract/Artist Statement

Dido and Aeneas is a story not about the choices that Dido makes, but rather the impact that the other characters’ choices of have on her. She needs to be in a position where she is absolutely powerless; hence the concept for the first act centers on a re-telling of Dido’s story as a young girl in the 1950's. In this scene, Dido rises from the ashes of woe to a place of joy; the audience should begin to connect with her emotionally, making her demise all the more tragic and cathartic. Using this time and place also makes her seem innocent, underscoring the sadness of her demise. Dido may not start out as a likable character, but by the end of act one, she should be able to capture the hearts of the audience.

Location

Choral Rehearsal Hall

Start Date

29-4-2015 6:00 PM

End Date

29-4-2015 8:00 PM

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Dido & Aeneas: Act I

Choral Rehearsal Hall

Dido and Aeneas is a story not about the choices that Dido makes, but rather the impact that the other characters’ choices of have on her. She needs to be in a position where she is absolutely powerless; hence the concept for the first act centers on a re-telling of Dido’s story as a young girl in the 1950's. In this scene, Dido rises from the ashes of woe to a place of joy; the audience should begin to connect with her emotionally, making her demise all the more tragic and cathartic. Using this time and place also makes her seem innocent, underscoring the sadness of her demise. Dido may not start out as a likable character, but by the end of act one, she should be able to capture the hearts of the audience.