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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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I designed the lighting for William Shakespeare's complex piece, The Merchant of Venice, which was produced by the UMass Amherst Theater Department. In this thesis paper, I will discuss the creative process from start to finish, including relevant lighting paperwork and production photographs.
Penny L. Remsen
Merchant of Venice (Thesis) v2015 section.pdf (1008 kB)
Merchant of Venice (Thesis) v2015 plate 3.pdf (771 kB)
Lighting Booms/Box Booms
merch4.jpg (4706 kB)
Show Shot 1
merch3.jpg (5292 kB)
Show Shot 2
merc2.jpg (4120 kB)
Show Shot 3
merc1.jpg (5523 kB)
Show Shot 4
Merchant of Venice Magic Sheet-Backup-20141106144828 v2015.pdf (45 kB)
Channel Hookup - Merchant of Venice (Thesis).pdf (1832 kB)
08venice_at_sunset_24x30inc.jpg (202 kB)
Research image 1
paolo_bigazzi_lavender_field_vence_provence.jpg (1540 kB)
Research image 2
Blagys, Michael, "A Lighting Design Concept for the Lighting for William Shakespeare's: The Merchant of Venice" (2015). Masters Theses. 181.