Date of Defense




First Advisor

Matthew A. Knewston

Second Advisor

Wendy Cornish

Third Advisor

D. Terry Williams


When I first approached lighting The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, I thought it would be an easy way to end my semester. After having designed lighting for dance, a musical, an opera, and a more complicated straight play, I had a pretty good idea of how to approach Earnest. The play is all about the actors. Wilde wrote it as a social commentary that depended on the actor's style and movement to convey his message. For the lighting or any of the other technical elements to overshadow the actors is unacceptable.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only