USFSP Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

First Advisor

Dr. Lisa Starks

Second Advisor

Dr. Julie Amstrong

Third Advisor

Dr. Peter Kalliney

Publisher

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type

Thesis

Language

en_US

Date Available

April 2012

Publication Date

2004

Date Issued

April 2004

Abstract

In this thesis, I explore intertextual possibilities in three plays by William Shakespeare in order to show the similarities in plot conventions and to discover new combinations and meanings. The plays, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night share plot patterns, including cross-dressing and mistaken identity. Using specific scenes from each play and integrating them with scenes from the other plays, I have altered the lines of existing text, resulting in a contemporary regeneration of Shakespeare's works. The goal of this thesis is to transform these plays into a new one, reworking Shakespeare's plots, language, and characters into contemporary theatre.

Comments

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment ofthe requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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