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1. Starks, Gwendolyn Aileen Pacey. A "proper job" : acting as vocation and work in theological perspective with particular reference to Dorothy L Sayers .

Degree: 2014, University of St. Andrews

In this dissertation, I will be looking at the actor as a craftsperson and artist from both a secular and a theological standpoint in order to determine if the labour of acting can be considered both as work, a “proper job”; and as a calling from God, a vocation. The main questions prompting and shaping this dissertation have arisen out of my own personal experience as an actor struggling both in the performing arts business and with my Christian faith. So, the opening chapter will introduce a personal background approach to the dissertation. It will summarize the experiences that brought me to the place of asking these two questions. It will also serve as an introduction to the life of Dorothy L. Sayers, outlining her own life and demonstrating why she is important to our work as actors. Chapter Two will then cover historical data on Anti-Theatrical Prejudice, laying the foundation for the ongoing discomfort with and misunderstanding regarding the actor’s craft. Chapters Three and Four will examine separately our notions of work (Three) and then of vocation (Four) in order to gain a broader view of these two terms. At this point, we will have laid the path to reintroduce Dorothy L. Sayers in Chapters Five, Six and Seven, both as a partner in conversation and as one who held this broader understanding of the terms work and vocation and applied them to creative activities, in particular acting. The final chapter will look at acting as connected to the basic features of life. It, among other things, will revisit some of the anti-theatre argument; pick up on ideas such as the imagination’s ability to rehearse life; and will examine some uses of acting as a means of human exploration and social change. Finally, we will explore the artistry, technique, and craft of the actor, to firmly establish the place of acting in society as an important task, a “proper job,” and a Christian vocation. Advisors/Committee Members: Hart, Trevor A (advisor), Partridge, Michael Francis (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Acting; Vocation; Work; Sayers; Redemption; Creativity; Imagination; Arts

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APA (6th Edition):

Starks, G. A. P. (2014). A "proper job" : acting as vocation and work in theological perspective with particular reference to Dorothy L Sayers . (Thesis). University of St. Andrews. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10023/6390

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Starks, Gwendolyn Aileen Pacey. “A "proper job" : acting as vocation and work in theological perspective with particular reference to Dorothy L Sayers .” 2014. Thesis, University of St. Andrews. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10023/6390.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Starks, Gwendolyn Aileen Pacey. “A "proper job" : acting as vocation and work in theological perspective with particular reference to Dorothy L Sayers .” 2014. Web. 10 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Starks GAP. A "proper job" : acting as vocation and work in theological perspective with particular reference to Dorothy L Sayers . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of St. Andrews; 2014. [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/6390.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Starks GAP. A "proper job" : acting as vocation and work in theological perspective with particular reference to Dorothy L Sayers . [Thesis]. University of St. Andrews; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/6390

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of St. Andrews

2. Reinhardt, David Lee. Theatrical living : responsive lives which manifest God's loving presence and ways .

Degree: 2018, University of St. Andrews

God is revealed through Scripture and the Incarnation as desiring to establish loving relationships with others beyond the Trinity. In the beginning he did so by creating human beings, and making himself, his desires, and his ways known to them. He chose to do so through particular actions and encounters in history which involved various forms of embodied manifestation, and led up to the supreme manifestation: the enfleshing of Jesus. Following on from the acts of Jesus which perfectly manifested God and his ways to the world in the flesh, human creatures created in the image of God and united to Christ are also called and gifted by God to manifest God’s presence, activity, and ways in this world by using their bodies to live faithfully and responsively to the leading of the Spirit. In order to investigate and demonstrate these claims, Part I of the thesis examines a selection of precedent-setting events chronicled in the Old Testament in which God manifested his presence and ways to people in a variety of circumstances. Part II is concerned with a theological examination of God’s manifestations and the roles people can and should play in these manifestations. It begins by engaging with reflections on the subject from the early church fathers Irenaeus, Athanasius, and Augustine; and, in keeping with the Reformed approach taken in the thesis generally, this is followed by in-depth treatments of Reformer John Calvin and Reformed theologian Karl Barth on the revelation, manifestation, and proclamation of God by people in this world. Having substantiated the claim that how people live is significant and of concern to God as it can impinge upon his ongoing desire to make himself and his ways known, Part III is designed to provide a fuller understanding of some of the meaning and significance conveyed by bodily expressions in human interactions with an eye towards seeking ways to live more faithfully to God. It identifies the theatre, particularly improvisational theatre, as a laboratory for understanding human living, and so explores the insights of theatre practitioners into everyday living; while also considering the work of philosophers of language and sociologists who do the same. Through this spotlight on the theatricality of life the case is made for attempting to live responsively, in keeping with improvisational actors, in ways that are faithful to God and which can serve to aid those united to Christ as they seek to make God known to others. Advisors/Committee Members: Hart, Trevor A (advisor), Partridge, Michael Francis (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Theatre; Theology; Incarnation; Improvisation; Jesus; Embodiment; Responsiveness; Revelation; Accommodation; Speech act

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APA (6th Edition):

Reinhardt, D. L. (2018). Theatrical living : responsive lives which manifest God's loving presence and ways . (Thesis). University of St. Andrews. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10023/16579

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Reinhardt, David Lee. “Theatrical living : responsive lives which manifest God's loving presence and ways .” 2018. Thesis, University of St. Andrews. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10023/16579.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Reinhardt, David Lee. “Theatrical living : responsive lives which manifest God's loving presence and ways .” 2018. Web. 10 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Reinhardt DL. Theatrical living : responsive lives which manifest God's loving presence and ways . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of St. Andrews; 2018. [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/16579.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Reinhardt DL. Theatrical living : responsive lives which manifest God's loving presence and ways . [Thesis]. University of St. Andrews; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/16579

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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