Honors Projects

Title

Adaptation - "A Mere Interlude"

Abstract

How hard could it be to take a story from the nineteenth century and turn it into a video blog set in the twenty-first? After seeing The Lizzie Bennet Diaries I decided to try it for myself with Thomas Hardy's A Mere Interlude. To do this I have to work through many issues that drive the conflict of the story that at first I thought would only be present in the nineteenth, most obviously the view of unmarried women. I also need to study adaptations to decide what parts of the story I need to keep. The story about a woman who wants to get married, which I have decided to tell will make the decisions about what is important to keep easier. I am keeping the plot points, and including the commentary on the pressures on women to marry and have a family and not just a job to be considered successful. To shoot the videos I will be combining theater and Visual Communication Technology (VCT) skills to create a compelling visual image. And finally, using editing skills from VCT I will bring the story together into a connected whole.

Major

Theatre: Design/Technical Theatre

First Advisor

Sara Chambers

First Advisor Department

Theatre and Film

Second Advisor

Professor Stephannie Gearhart

Second Advisor Department

English

Publication Date

Spring 2014