Identifier

etd-03262013-095613

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Theatre

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This thesis details the process of creating and performing A Single Revolution of the Sun, a one-act, one-man play by Gregory Leute. As a primary requirement in fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree at LSU, MFA acting candidates were charged with the task of producing a devised work. I chose as the central premise of my piece the story of a father and his son, both army officers, inspired by a true event. The contemporary tale bore similarities to Matthew Arnold’s translation of Sohrab and Rustum , derived from the ancient Persian epic poem Shahnemah . The thesis includes the sources of inspiration for the piece, an exploration of the development of play, a completed copy of the script, the playwright’s personal perceptions about its execution and audience response, and plans for future development of the piece.

Date

2013

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Judy, George E.

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