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Bibliography of North American Theses

This bibliography, compiled by Paul Smith, originally appeared in Traditional Drama Studies, 4 (1996): 43-58.

Some items have been added since the original publication.

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
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