Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

English

Date of Award

5-2011

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Jennifer Barker

Committee Members

Judith B. Slagle, Frederick O. Waage

Abstract

My master’s thesis consists of a screenplay adaptation of the Eighteenth Century novel The Excursion by Francis Brooke, as well as an Introduction that details the writing process of the main text. In order to prepare this manuscript, I began with a study of both Francis Brooke and her novel as part of Dr. Judith Slagle’s Eighteenth Century British Novel course and developed my work to completion through independent research on and application of my findings on the screenwriting genre. The concluding product is a three-act screenplay which maintains the original period setting, speech, and costuming while adding such contemporary elements as 20th century music. Such a combination of time periods enables the stillness of the page to become the action of the screen even as it highlights the universal themes of Brooke’s original text.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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