Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
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.
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Leute, Gregory Alan, "The creation of "A Single Revolution of the Sun," a one-person play" (2013). LSU Master's Theses. 3703.
Judy, George E.