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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.

Achee, Anthony J
"English Homilies and English Miracle Plays"
M.A. English, University of New Mexico, 1936
Allison, Tempe Elizabeth
"The Moral Play: Its Fable and Its Folk. A Study in the Mediaeval Dramatic Traditions and Technique"
Ph.D. English, University of California at Berkeley, 1927
Barrett, L.L
"The Supernatural in the Spanish Non-Religious `Comedia' of the Golden Age"
Ph.D. Romance Languages, University of North Carolina, 1938
Bobe, Harold A
"A Comparison of the 'Miracles de la Sainte Vierge' by Gautier de Coincy with the Miracle Plays of the Fourteenth Century Derived from Them"
M.A. French, Columbia University, 1938
Bragdon, Elizabeth
"A Study of Extant Miracle Plays and Records of Lost Miracle Plays, to Determine the Nature and Scope of Miracle Plays in England"
M.A. English, University of Minnesota, 1916
Byrom, Isham Price
"The Rise and Growth of the Elizabethan Dumb-Show as a Factor Contributing to an Interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet"
M.A. English, University of Florida, 1938
Cahill, Helen Catherine
"The Production of the Medieval Miracle Play"
M.A. Speech, Louisiana State University, 1942
Clark, Eugene Francis
"The Humor of Hans Sachs in His Schw寫e and Fastnacht Plays"
Ph.D. Germanic Languages and Literature, Harvard University, 1915
Cook, Victor Renard
"The Neidhart Plays: An Analysis and Translation of Three Medieval German Folk Dramas"
M.A. Speech, University of Florida, 1964
Dacre, Kathleen
"The People's Theatre of Elizabethan and Jacobean England: 1558-1623"
Ph.D., New York University, 1980
Davidson, Mary Burdette
"Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases in Jonson's Plays"
M.A. English, Stetson University, 1938
Doyle, Mary Agnes
"Games of Lamentation: The Irish Wake Performance Traditions"
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1988
Eastmond, Maurice
"Formative Influences upon Elizabethan Dumb Show"
M.A. English, Columbia University, 1947
Fees, Craig
"Medieval Theater and Indo-European Context"
M.A. Theater Arts and Rhetoric, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1981
Fisher, Margaret Trusler
"A Study of the Language of the Wakefield Group in Towneley on the Basis of Significant Rime-Words with Comparison of Forms within the Line in Both the Towneley and the York Plays"
Ph.D. English, University of Chicago, 1933
Garman, Frances Cooper
"The Use of Fables and Folk Tales in Representative Elizabethan Drama"
M.A. English, University of Florida, 1948
Hoffman, Edward J
"A Contribution to the Study of the `Vierge Avocate' Theme in the 14th Century French Religious Drama (The Juridical Miracles in the Collection Les Miracles des Notre-Dame par Personnages)"
M.A. French, Columbia University, 1933
Keough, Eugene Thomas
"Some Folklore Themes in the Elizabethan Drama"
M.A. English, Brown University, 1941
Kielpinski, Sister Mary Charles, C.R
"An Historical Survey and Annotated Bibliography of Studies in Periodical Articles on the English Mystery Cycles"
M.A. English, Loyola University (Chicago), 1962
Kierzek, John
"The Culmination and Decline of the Corpus Christi Plays in England"
M.A. English, University of Minnesota, 1917
Kurtz, John William
"Studies in the Staging of the German Religious Drama of the Late Middle Ages"
Ph.D. German, University of Illinois, 1932
Latham, Minor White
"The Elizabethan Fairies. The Fairies of Folklore and the Fairies of Shakespeare"
Ph.D. English, University of Columbia, 1930
Lyle, Marie Caroline
"Relation of the Lucifer Traditions in the Literary Compositions of the Middle Ages to the Story of the Fall of the Angels in Mystery Plays"
M.A. English, University of Minnesota, 1912
Mackenzie, John Hollingsworth
"Dumbshow, Masque, and Frame-Play: Similarities and How They Prepared the Way for the Play-within-a-Play"
M.A. English, Columbia University, 1941
Mengel, Arthur Robert
"Magic in Elizabethan Drama to 1600"
M.A. English, Columbia University, 1919
Mentzer, Ethyl Grace
"The Devil of the English Mystery Play"
M.A. English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1926
Nelson, Malcolm Anthony
"The Robin Hood Tradition in English Literature in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries"
Ph.D. English Literature, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1961
Olson, Mabel Beatrice
"Robin Hood Elements in Elizabethan Drama"
M.A. English, University of Chicago, 1918
Robinson, Walter Langridge
"The Origin of the German Fastnacht Plays"
M.A. German, University of Texas, 1955
Stevenson, H.A
"Herbal Lore as Reflected in the Works of Major Elizabethan Poets and Dramatists"
Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina, 1937
Thorne, William Barry
"The Influence of Folk-Drama upon Shakespearian Comedy"
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1965
Very, Francis George
" The Corpus Christi Procession in Spain. A Literary and Folk-Loric Study"
Ph.D. Romance Languages, University of California, 1956
Watzinger, Arthur Julius
"Folklore in Early Swiss Drama, 1500-1550"
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1943
Weary, Erica Hutchins
"The Staging of the English Mystery Plays"
Ph.D. English, University of Southern California, 1939
Weir, Evangeline Geneva
"The Vernacular Sources of the Middle English Plays of the Blessed Virgin Mary: A Study of the Marian Elements in the Homilies and Other Works of Religious Instruction from 1200-1500 in Relation to the Mary Plays"
Ph.D. English, Stanford University, 1942