A Bibliography of North American Theses on Traditional Drama and Related Topics
List 6 - Literary Themes/Genres - Medieval and Renaissance Theatre and Drama
Compiled by Paul Smith

Achee, Anthony J. "English Homilies and English Miracle Plays."
(M.A. English, University of New Mexico, 1936)

Allison, Tempe Elizabeth. "The Moral Play: Its Fable and Its Folk. A Study in the Mediaeval Dramatic Traditions and Technique."
(Ph.D. English, University of California at Berkeley, 1927)

Barrett, L.L. "The Supernatural in the Spanish Non-Religious `Comedia' of the Golden Age."
(Ph.D. Romance Languages, University of North Carolina, 1938)

Bobe, Harold A. "A Comparison of the 'Miracles de la Sainte Vierge' by Gautier de Coincy with the Miracle Plays of the Fourteenth Century Derived from Them."
(M.A. French, Columbia University, 1938)

Bragdon, Elizabeth. "A Study of Extant Miracle Plays and Records of Lost Miracle Plays, to Determine the Nature and Scope of Miracle Plays in England."
(M.A. English, University of Minnesota, 1916)

Byrom, Isham Price. "The Rise and Growth of the Elizabethan Dumb-Show as a Factor Contributing to an Interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet."
(M.A. English, University of Florida, 1938)

Cahill, Helen Catherine. "The Production of the Medieval Miracle Play."
(M.A. Speech, Louisiana State University, 1942)

Clark, Eugene Francis. "The Humor of Hans Sachs in His Schwänke and Fastnacht Plays."
(Ph.D. Germanic Languages and Literature, Harvard University, 1915)

Cook, Victor Renard. "The Neidhart Plays: An Analysis and Translation of Three Medieval German Folk Dramas."
(M.A. Speech, University of Florida, 1964)

Dacre, Kathleen. "The People's Theatre of Elizabethan and Jacobean England: 1558-1623."
(Ph.D., New York University, 1980) (*)

Davidson, Mary Burdette. "Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases in Jonson's Plays."
(M.A. English, Stetson University, 1938)

Doyle, Mary Agnes. "Games of Lamentation: The Irish Wake Performance Traditions."
(Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1988) (*)

Eastmond, Maurice. "Formative Influences upon Elizabethan Dumb Show."
(M.A. English, Columbia University, 1947)

Fees, Craig. "Medieval Theater and Indo-European Context."
(M.A. Theater Arts and Rhetoric, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1981)

Fisher, Margaret Trusler. "A Study of the Language of the Wakefield Group in Towneley on the Basis of Significant Rime-Words with Comparison of Forms within the Line in Both the Towneley and the York Plays."
(Ph.D. English, University of Chicago, 1933)

Garman, Frances Cooper. "The Use of Fables and Folk Tales in Representative Elizabethan Drama."
(M.A. English, University of Florida, 1948)

Hoffman, Edward J. "A Contribution to the Study of the `Vierge Avocate' Theme in the 14th Century French Religious Drama (The Juridical Miracles in the Collection Les Miracles des Notre-Dame par Personnages)."
(M.A. French, Columbia University, 1933)

Keough, Eugene Thomas. "Some Folklore Themes in the Elizabethan Drama."
(M.A. English, Brown University, 1941)

Kielpinski, Sister Mary Charles, C.R. "An Historical Survey and Annotated Bibliography of Studies in Periodical Articles on the English Mystery Cycles."
(M.A. English, Loyola University (Chicago), 1962)

Kierzek, John. "The Culmination and Decline of the Corpus Christi Plays in England."
(M.A. English, University of Minnesota, 1917)

Kurtz, John William. "Studies in the Staging of the German Religious Drama of the Late Middle Ages."
(Ph.D. German, University of Illinois, 1932)

Latham, Minor White. "The Elizabethan Fairies. The Fairies of Folklore and the Fairies of Shakespeare."
(Ph.D. English, University of Columbia, 1930)

Lyle, Marie Caroline. "Relation of the Lucifer Traditions in the Literary Compositions of the Middle Ages to the Story of the Fall of the Angels in Mystery Plays."
(M.A. English, University of Minnesota, 1912)

Mackenzie, John Hollingsworth. "Dumbshow, Masque, and Frame-Play: Similarities and How They Prepared the Way for the Play-within-a-Play."
(M.A. English, Columbia University, 1941)

Mengel, Arthur Robert. "Magic in Elizabethan Drama to 1600."
(M.A. English, Columbia University, 1919)

Mentzer, Ethyl Grace. "The Devil of the English Mystery Play."
(M.A. English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1926)

Nelson, Malcolm Anthony. "The Robin Hood Tradition in English Literature in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries."
(Ph.D. English Literature, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1961)

Olson, Mabel Beatrice. "Robin Hood Elements in Elizabethan Drama."
(M.A. English, University of Chicago, 1918)

Robinson, Walter Langridge. "The Origin of the German Fastnacht Plays."
(M.A. German, University of Texas, 1955)

Stevenson, H.A. "Herbal Lore as Reflected in the Works of Major Elizabethan Poets and Dramatists."
(Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina, 1937)

Thorne, William Barry. "The Influence of Folk-Drama upon Shakespearian Comedy."
(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1965)

Very, Francis George. " The Corpus Christi Procession in Spain. A Literary and Folk-Loric Study."
(Ph.D. Romance Languages, University of California, 1956)

Watzinger, Arthur Julius. "Folklore in Early Swiss Drama, 1500-1550."
(Ph.D., Harvard University, 1943)

Weary, Erica Hutchins. "The Staging of the English Mystery Plays."
(Ph.D. English, University of Southern California, 1939)

Weir, Evangeline Geneva. "The Vernacular Sources of the Middle English Plays of the Blessed Virgin Mary: A Study of the Marian Elements in the Homilies and Other Works of Religious Instruction from 1200-1500 in Relation to the Mary Plays."
(Ph.D. English, Stanford University, 1942)

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