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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.

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
Malin, Stephen Durboraw
"Character Origins in the English Folk Play."
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1968
McHale, Ellen
"The Lake Association Carnival: Festival and Play at a Resort Community."
Ph.D. Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
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