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Humanities Edge Undergraduate Research Symposium | Summer 2020



A selected passage from Albert Camus’s book The Plague has been adapted into three performing mediums. These works demonstrate the theme of isolation from the book and its relationship with the quarantine faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three pieces have been developed using modern themes of isolation and people’s perspectives on quarantine. The first directly adapts a scene from Albert Camus’ novel into a modern theater monologue. The second is a film monologue developed from the same passage to show a modem perspective of isolation during quarantine. The third is a spoken word poem inspired by the same passage and writings submitted by the actors. This project shows the relationship between the theme of isolation found in The Plague and personal experiences during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Introduction Video
Short Film