Scoring an Unfinished Work (Video)

For his English honors thesis, Nicholas Escobar, C'18, combined his love of literature and music.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Video by Alex Schein

Nicholas Escobar, C'18, took an English class with Zachary Lesser, Professor of English, in his sophomore year that led to his honors thesis: an original score for John Dryden's unfinished 17th-century opera, The State of Innocence, based on Paradise Lost. Under Lesser's guidance, he spent months researching Restoration-era theater and studying contemporary musical productions before beginning to compose. For Nicholas, the Power of Penn Arts & Sciences is the flexibility to combine his love of English and music to create something truly original.


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