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.
"Traces of Ancient Mystery. The Form and Development of the Mens' Dramatic Ceremonial in England"
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1968
"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
"Theatre of the Streets: Parades and Ceremonies in Philadelphia, 1800-1850."
Ph.D. Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1983
"'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
"The Dramatic Elements in English and Scottish Popular Balladry."
M.A. English, Washington University, 1926
"Irish Folk Drama."
M.S. Education, Boston State College, 1941
"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
"Character Origins in the English Folk Play."
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1968
"The Lake Association Carnival: Festival and Play at a Resort Community."
Ph.D. Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
"A Study of the St. George Play."
M.A., Yale University, 1926
"The Medieval English Folk Dramas."
Ph.D. Dramatic Art, University of California, 1971
"The Saint George Play Tradition: Solutions to some Textual Problems."
M.A. English, University of Colorado, 1972
"Mummers' Plays in America."
Ph.D. Drama, New York University, 1976
"The Newfoundland Mummers' Christmas House-Visit." "
M.A. English, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1979
"Philadelphia Mummery: Individual Rewards and Social Interaction."
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1980
"The Toby Shows."
M.A. Speech, University of Oregon, 1959
"A Functional Approach to English Folk Drama."
Ph.D. Folklore, Ohio State University, 1972
"The Philadelphia Mummers Parade: A Study in History, Folklore, and Popular Tradition."
Ph.D. Folklore, University of Pennsylvania, 1968
"The Dramatic Elements in English and Scottish Popular Ballads."
M.A., Washington University, 1927
"The Play Party in Ripley County, Indiana."
M.A. English, University of Chicago, 1915