A Bibliography of North American Theses on Traditional Drama and Related Topics
List 1 - Traditional Performance - British/American Traditions
Compiled by Paul Smith

$ Brody, Alan. "Traces of Ancient Mystery. The Form and Development of the Mens' Dramatic Ceremonial in England"
(Ph.D., Columbia University, 1968)

Bunzel, Bessie. "The Popular Ballad and Its Relationship to the Folkdrama with Special Reference to the May-Games and Robin Hood Plays."
(M.A. Political Science, Columbia University, 1914)

Davis, Susan Gray. "Theatre of the Streets: Parades and Ceremonies in Philadelphia, 1800-1850."
(Ph.D. Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1983

De, Esha Niyogi. "'The Purpose of Playing': Theater and Ritual in the Revesby Folk Play, 'Summer's Last Will and Testament,' and 'Hamlet.'"
(Ph.D., Purdue University, 1988)

Gunlach, Wallace Charles. "The Dramatic Elements in English and Scottish Popular Balladry."
(M.A. English, Washington University, 1926)

Klein, Bernard. "Irish Folk Drama."
(M.S. Education, Boston State College, 1941) (*)

Lichman, Simon. "The Gardener's Story and What Came Next: A Contextual Analysis of the Marshfield Paper Boys' Mumming Play."
(Ph.D. Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1981)

McHale, Ellen. "The Lake Association Carnival: Festival and Play at a Resort Community."
(Ph.D. Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1988)

Malin, Stephen Durboraw. "Character Origins in the English Folk Play."
(Ph.D., University of Florida, 1968)

Noyes, Gertrude Elizabeth. "A Study of the St. George Play."
(M.A., Yale University, 1926)

Pickering, Jerry. "The Medieval English Folk Dramas."
(Ph.D. Dramatic Art, University of California, 1971)

Preston, Michael J. "The Saint George Play Tradition: Solutions to some Textual Problems."
(M.A. English, University of Colorado, 1972)

Richardson, Alice I. "Mummers' Plays in America."
(Ph.D. Drama, New York University, 1976)

Robertson, Margaret R. "The Newfoundland Mummers' Christmas House-Visit."
(M.A. English, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1979)

Rothberg, Andrea Ingatoff. "Philadelphia Mummery: Individual Rewards and Social Interaction."
(Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1980)

Snyder, Sherwood. "The Toby Shows."
(M.A. Speech, University of Oregon, 1959)

Ward, Barry J. "A Functional Approach to English Folk Drama."
(Ph.D. Folklore, Ohio State University, 1972)

Welch, Charles Edgar, Jr. "The Philadelphia Mummers Parade: A Study in History, Folklore, and Popular Tradition."
(Ph.D. Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1968)

Widoe, Theodosia Costigan. "The Dramatic Elements in English and Scottish Popular Ballads."
(M.A., Washington University, 1927)

Wolford, Leah. "The Play Party in Ripley County, Indiana."
(M.A. English, University of Chicago, 1915)

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Copyright 2000 by Paul Smith (fpsmith@mun.ca), Memorial University of Newfoundland. Last updated: 21/03/2008