Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Varns, Mark


AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Guy M. Perticone, for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater, presented on April 2, 2013, at Southern Illinois University. TITLE: LIGHTING THE THREE MUSKETEERS MAJOR PROFESSOR: Mark Varns The following document is a written summation of the process of researching, designing, installing, and evaluating the lighting design for The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig. The show was produced at Southern Illinois University in November 2013 and was performed upon the McLeod Stage. The first chapter will discuss the research process featuring the novel by Alexandre Dumas and the play as written by Ken Ludwig. Chapter 2 covers the design process and its various considerations while Chapter 3 expounds upon the installation of the lighting design. Chapter four is where I evaluate my successes and failures during the course of the preparation for and culmination of the lighting design. The appendices feature a scene by scene breakdown of the action of the play, a visual record of gobos used in the production, and a series of photographs that show scenes from the production as well as a series of images featuring specific aspects of the lighting design. Supplementary material is a pdf file of the final lighting plot.




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