Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dr. Philip Zwerling
Dr. David Carren
Dr. Brian Warren
The Last Orchard is a screenplay about two rival groups of ten-year-olds in 1989 Pharr, Texas. Their elementary school conflicts create a neighborhood war within their mobile home park, coinciding with the entire park's wide eviction and land ownership crisis. The story is written with a mythic fiction approach – a method I learned through Carl Jung's and Joseph Campbell's works on archetypes, mythology, and the hero's journey; it is a practical tool for storytelling. The Last Orchard is based on Homer's Iliad: the Trojan War, its heroes, and gods. Some plays and numerous films have their mythic counterparts, along with those that have employed mythic fiction in the same manner that I have for my script. These films include: Pygmalion (1938) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).
University of Texas-Pan American
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