Date Thesis Awarded

2013

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Theatre, Speech & Dance

Advisor

Artisia Green

Committee Member

Francis Tanglao-Aguas

Committee Member

Leah Glenn

Committee Member

Anne H. Charity Hudley

Abstract

My honors performance "To Arrive and Conquer: My Rites of Passage" was a theatrical reflection of my personal journey at the College of William and Mary. Constructed and based on the theory of French ethnographer and folklorist Arnold Van Gennep. I celebrated and acknowledged my rites of passage through song, dance, recitations, and scholarly analysis. Ritual performances in theatre function as creative and therapeutic avenues for an individual to arrive at complete self-awareness. Subsequently, through a ritual performance an individual can successfully conquer personal inhibitors and become a fully engaged and initiated citizen in their community. Thus, ritual performances conducted serve as mechanisms of self-development for the individual as they transition between different phases in their life journey.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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To Arrive and Conquer: My Rites of Passage performance by Jamar C. E. Jones

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