Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA)
Roger D. Gross
Second Committee Member
Communication and the arts; Adaptation; Comedy; Play; Playwriting; Victorian; Wilde
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the development process of the creation of a new playscript, "Murder and the English Gentleman", an adaptation of the short story "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" by Oscar Wilde. The play is a wild, comedy-of-manners presented in classic Wildean 19th century drawing room style. The document details the process of getting this script from short story to script to stage. Also included are some of the play's most significant drafts, the original short story by Wilde, production and rehearsal journals, and production photos. The play was presented by the University of Arkansas' Boar's Head Players for the 2010 New Play Showcase at Nadine Baum Studios at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Douglas, Adam Esquenazi, "The Development and Debut of Adam Esquenazi Douglas' Play "Murder and the English Gentleman"" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 171.