A Bibliography of North American Theses on Traditional Drama and Related Topics
List 7 - Literary Themes/Genres - Folklore Themes and Literary Drama
Compiled by Paul Smith

Brady, Julia Anderson. "'The Legend of Southern Illinois': A Reader's Theatre Script Created from Primarily Indigenous Materials."
(M.S. Speech, Southern Illinois University, 1963)

Brown, Joseph Lee. "The Story of Joseph in Modern English Dramatic Literature."
(Ph.D. English, Pennsylvania State University, 1953)

Chiles, Margaret Isabel. "The Tristan Story in Contemporary British Drama."
(M.A. English, University of Chicago, 1928)

Conlin, Ruth E. "Elements of Folklore Found in the Novels of Thomas Hardy and the Creative Use Made of Them."
(M.A., Syracuse University, 1946) (*)

Earley, Edward F. "Garcia Lorca and Folk-Drama."
(M.A. English, Columbia University, 1953)

Everett, Ephraim Bryson. "Folk Customs in Thomas Hardy's Novels."
(M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1928) (*)

Firor, Ruth Anita. "Folkways in Thomas Hardy."
(Ph.D. English, University of Pennsylvania, 1931)

Funston, Jay L. "Don Juan in Drama."
(M.A. English (Drama), Columbia University, 1955)

Gaskins, Golda M. "Folk-Lore in Some Representative Modern Irish Drama."
(M.A. English, University of South Dakota, 1934)

Gates, Mae Chandler. "Folklore in the Works of Thomas Hardy."
(M.A., University of Houston, 1950) (*)

Gleason, Sister Letitia Maria, S.S.J. "An Estimate of Lady Gregory: Folk-Dramatist and Comic Playwright of the Irish Renaissance."
(M.A. English, Villanova College, 1936)

Goodrich, Madeleine Munn. "Medea and Tradition: A Study of the Medea Plays of Euripides, Seneca, Corneille, and Jeffers."
(M.A. English, Columbia University, 1948)

Gordon, Margery. "Robin Hood in the Drama."
(M.A. English, Columbia University, 1914)

Harris, Jean S. "Faust in England: Manifestations of the Faust Theme in English Dramatic Literature."
(M.A. English, Columbia University, 1955)

Harris, Lillian. "The Character of the Yankee as Culled from American Dramas, from 1787-1839."
(M.A. English, Columbia University, 1933)

Howell, Alma Hays. "Three Don Juan Types in French Drama."
(M.A. Romance Languages, Vanderbilt University, 1939)

Johnson, Connie Travis. "Folk Customs in Thomas Hardy's Novels."
(M.A., University of Colorado, 1930) (*)

Jones, Hilary Maldwyn. "Thomas Hardy's Use of Superstition, Legend, and Rural Custom."
(M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 1959) (*)

Klein, Arthur Abraham. "The Use of Folklore in the Drama of John Millington Synge."
(M.A. English, Brooklyn College, 1937)

Lahser, Conrad. "The Legend of the Graf von Gleichen and Its Treatment in Contemporary German Drama."
(M.A. German, Columbia University, 1920)

Lang, Teresa (Sister Judith). "A Study of the Sources of Desfontaines' Play Saint Alexis ou l'Illustre Olympie."
(M.A. French, University of Washington, 1937) (*)

Leslie, Norma Julia. "Irish Drama of Legendary and Traditional Character."
(M. Ed., Pennsylvania State University, 1933)

Litsky, Rose. "The Contemporary German Märchendrama."
(M.A. German, Columbia University, 1914)

MacMillan, W.D., III. "Certain Recent Dramatizations of Ancient Irish Legends."
(M.A. English, University of North Carolina, 1920)

McRae, John William. "Rip Van Winkle: A Comparative Synopsis of Three Dramatic Versions."
(M.A. English, University of Washington, 1941)

Ostwald, Martin. "A Myth as Drama: A Study of the Orestes Myth."
(M.A. Social Thought, University of Chicago, 1948)

Pillsbury, Harriett Louise. "The `Leyenda de los infantes de Lara' in Spanish Epic and Dramatic Literature."
(M.A. Romance Languages, Stanford University, 1934)

Quinn, James J., Jr. "The Jonathan Character in the American Drama."
(Ph.D. English, Columbia University, 1955)

Ross, Ester W. Bostleman. "The Rip Van Winkle Tradition in American Drama."
(M.A. Speech, University of Southern California, 1931)

Scholz, Magdalena Maria. "Wagner's Theory of Myth as a Dramatic Subject."
(M.A. German, Columbia University, 1937)

Schoonmaker, Anna Dell. "The Mary Stuart Legend in English Drama."
(M.A. English, University of Kentucky, 1937)

Smith, J.L. "Some Recent Treatments of the Don Juan Legend in French Drama."
(M.A. Romance Languages, University of North Carolina, 1924)

Steinhauser, Anna Wilhelmina. "The Supernatural Element in Raimund's Fairy Plays."
(M.A. Germanic Languages and Literature, Columbia University, 1930)

Sturniolo, Lily Ann. "Popular Beliefs and Traditional Customs in Some of the Plays of Moreto."
(M.A. Spanish, Columbia University, 1934)

Switzer, Marjorie Elizabeth. "The Development of Indian Plays on the American Stage, with Special Reference to the Pocahontas Story."
(M.A. English, University of Chicago, 1929)

Tillepy, Inez. "The Evolution of the Yankee Character in American Drama."
(M.A. English, University of Alabama, 1939)

Wolcott, Marion. "The Folk and Folklore in Hardy's Prose Fiction."
(M.A., University of Chicago, 1927) (*)

Wolff, W.E. "Legendary Materials in the Drama of the Irish Renaissance."
(M.A. Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina, 1942)


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