A Bibliography of North American Theses on Traditional Drama and Related Topics
List 8 - Literary Themes/Genres - "Folk Drama" and Community Theater
Compiled by Paul Smith

Alexander, Darrell Eugene. "A History of the Mummers Theatre, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1949-1972." 2 vols.
(Ph.D., Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1974) (*)

Anderson, Lola Marilyn Weeler. "El Teatro Campesino."
(M.A. Theater Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, 1970)

Bach, Marcus Louis. "Experimental Production of a Group of Original Stage Plays Utilizing Religious and Folk Material."
(Ph.D. Speech and Drama, University of Iowa, 1942)

Bradford, Clinton W. "Three Original Arkansas Folk Plays."
(M.A. English, State University of Iowa, 1941)

Burrer, Eileen J. "John Henry: A Negro Folk Play Based on the Novel by Roark Bradford."
(M.A. English, Ohio University, 1951)

Cox, Louise Hart. "Paul Green's Negro Folk Plays: A Criticism."
(M.A. English, University of Texas, 1949)

Deming, Jane. "A Hungarian Folk-Play with Music and How It Grew."
(M.S. Education, University of Southern California, 1944) (*)

Eady, Fred Alan. "Paul Green: Folk-Dramatist, Social Critic."
(Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1974)

Eddy, Alfred Fuller. "Modern American Folk Drama."
(M.A. English, Trinity College, Connecticut, 1963)

Gilmore, Robert Karl. "Theatrical Elements in Folk Entertainment in the Missouri Ozarks, 1895-1910."
(Ph.D. Speech and Theatre, University of Minnesota, 1961) (*)

$ Griffith, Samuel George. "Blue Haze: An Original Folk Play with Music for Secondary School Students Based upon a Study of Ozark Folk Lore and Song."
(MA Thesis, University of Southern California, 1947)

Groff, Edward B. "Paul Green: A Critical Study of America's Folk Dramatist."
(Ph.D. English, University of Kansas, 1957)

Hagan, John Patrick. "Frederick Henry Koch and the American Folk Drama."
(Ph.D., Indiana University, 1969)

Harland, Frank Ray. "Four Texas Folk Plays (The Cure-All, The Rose of Sharon, The Line Ferry Hanging, and Thunder in April)."
(M.F.A. Drama, University of Texas, 1955)

Jenkins, Lucile. "The Development of Folk Drama in America."
(M.A. Speech, Northwestern University, 1929)

Just, Ethel H. "Negro American Folk-Plays of Paul Green with Special Reference to Their Sociological Value."
(A.M. Sociology, Boston University, 1936)

Leggette, L. Poe. "Festival Drama."
(Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, 1956)

Lehrer, Robert Kafka. "Social Awareness in the Folk Plays of Carl Zuckmayer, 1925-31."
(Ph.D. Speech and Drama, University of Stanford, 1962)

Lewis, Bertha Nancy. "Growth of Folk Drama in the United States."
(Ph.M. Speech, University of Wisconsin, 1939) (*)

Lokensgard, Maurice Foss. "A Study of Some Aspects of Bert Hansen's Pageant-Dramas."
(M.A., Department of Speech, Montana State University, 1959)

Mallery, Mary Louise. "Pageant-Dramas in the United States Today."
(M.A., Syracuse University, 1952)

Manning, Lena Moore. "Reflection of Irish Drama in American Folk Drama."
(M.A. English, West Texas State College, 1953)

Nary, Bruce LeRoy. "A Study of the Major Lincoln Dramas in Relationship to Selected Lincoln Biographies."
(Ph.D., Department of Speech, University of Michigan, 1956)

Nelson, A. Ellen. "An Evaluation of American Folk Play Material."
(M.A. Speech, University of North Dakota, 1940) (*)

Powell, Rose A. "A Pageant, `Cavalcade of Freedom.'"
(M.A. Speech, West Texas State College, 1950)

Power, Helen Laura. "The Development of the Folk Drama in North Carolina with Special Reference to the Plays of Paul Green."
(M.A. English, University of Southern California, 1945)

Provence, Jea W.H. "Oklahoma Ballad: A Folk Melodrama in Three Acts."
(M.A. English, Columbia University, 1948)

Renshaw, Edyth. "Recent Indigenous Drama of North Carolina."
(M.A. English, Southern Methodist University, 1928)

Rohrbough, Cleora Deitz. "Dramatizable Events in the Folk-Life of Early Texas."
(M.A. English, University of Texas, 1941) (*)

Simpson, Margaret Hall. "Padua Hills Theatre: An Experiment in Inter-cultural Relations."
(M.A., Claremont College, 1944)

Skinner, Chesley John. "Drama in Newfoundland Society: The Community Concert."
(Ph.D. Theater, Michigan State University, 1984)

Stephenson, Robert Rex. "White Column Mansions: Three Original Plays Based in Local History and Folklore: A Process for Developing Local American Historical Materials into Theatrical Productions."
(Ph.D., New York University, 1984)

Walsh, Frederick George. "Outdoor Commemorative Drama in the United States, 1900-1950."
(Ph.D. Dramatic Art, Western Reserve University, 1952)

White, Nathaniel Stell, Jr. "Theatre Management in Three Outdoor Theatre Projects."
(M.A., Department of Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina, 1951)

Williams, Anne St. Clair. "Theatre Promotion in North Carolina."
(M.A., Department of Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina, 1952)

Wilson, Barry Preston. "Paul Green: Evangelist for Democracy."
(M.A., Department of Speech and Drama, Cornell University, 1955)

Young, Patricia Alzatia. "Female Pioneers in Afro-American Drama: Angelina Weld Grimk‚, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Alice Dundar-Nelson, and Mary Powell Burrill."
(Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1986) (*)


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