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 Department: Department of Speech and Drama
 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
An Analysis and Production Book for a Staging of Samuel Spewack's Under the Sycamore Tree

An Analysis and Production Book for a Staging of Samuel Spewack's Under the Sycamore Tree

Date: August 1967
Creator: Long, Jerry Lyndon
Description: It is the purpose of this study to (1) produce a play in an expressionistic style; (2) submit a thesis of analysis; and (3) present the thesis in such a way as to show that an expressionistic style can be applied to a play written for the professional stage in a creative, artistic manner.
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An Analysis of Invention in Selected Speeches by Sam Rayburn

An Analysis of Invention in Selected Speeches by Sam Rayburn

Date: August 1969
Creator: Gooch, Brenda Gale
Description: This thesis will give primary attention to an analysis of invention in selected congressional, campaign, and ceremonial speeches of Sam Rayburn. Such an analysis should reveal the most common modes of persuasion used by the man.
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An Analysis of the Texas University Interscholastic League One-Act Play Directors as Drama Teachers

An Analysis of the Texas University Interscholastic League One-Act Play Directors as Drama Teachers

Date: May 1968
Creator: Pettigrew, Eva Jo
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine (1) what training is recommended for high school teachers of drama, (2) what training the high school teachers of drama actually have, (3) what job situation is recommended for the high school teacher of drama, and (4) what job situation the high school teachers of drama in the State of Texas actually have. This study should determine if there is a significant relationship between what a high school drama teacher should be and what the high school drama teachers of Texas actually are.
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An Analysis of Three Modes of Group Interpretation in the Speech Arts Curriculum

An Analysis of Three Modes of Group Interpretation in the Speech Arts Curriculum

Date: August 1968
Creator: Young, Jerry D.
Description: Four objectives guided the research and writing of this thesis. First, there was an attempt to identify and establish specific educational goals for a group interpretation production. Second, there was an effort to describe certain procedures for selecting, adapting, arranging, and presenting a piece of literature to an audience through a group interpretation performance. Third, this thesis attempted to relate the three modes of group interpretation—Choric Interpretation, Readers Theatre, and Chamber Theatre—as a single art form. Fourth, there has been an attempt to suggest specific evaluative criteria and evaluation sheets for group interpretation performances.
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A Comparative Study of the Principles of Foreign Language-English Dialect Training for the Stage

A Comparative Study of the Principles of Foreign Language-English Dialect Training for the Stage

Date: August 1964
Creator: Parr, Danny Ottis
Description: This thesis presents the results of a study of printed material concerning the use of a foreign language-English dialect for the stage, gathering its information from printed sources, old and new, that are available to help the director of a dialect play.
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Comparison of Certain Test Results of Indivduals Demonstrating a Type I Bekesy Pattern in the Presence of a Sensori-neural Hearing Impairment

Comparison of Certain Test Results of Indivduals Demonstrating a Type I Bekesy Pattern in the Presence of a Sensori-neural Hearing Impairment

Date: August 1969
Creator: Carruth, Susan R.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine if significant audio-metric characteristics exist in individuals having cochlear lesions who trace a Bekesy pattern characteristic of individuals with normal hearing or conductive losses.
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David Belasco's Naturalistic Stagecraft and Stage Lighting

David Belasco's Naturalistic Stagecraft and Stage Lighting

Date: January 1968
Creator: Boutwell, Ronald E.
Description: It is the purpose of this paper to make a general study of David Belasco's use of naturalism in the American theatre. More specifically, it is to determine Belasco's methods of achieving naturalism in his stage settings and lighting. From the study of his techniques and methods, and effort is made to establish his contributions to the naturalistic movement.
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The Effect of a Phonetic Approach Speech Improvement Program on Sound Discrimination, Reading Achievement, and Developmental Articulation

The Effect of a Phonetic Approach Speech Improvement Program on Sound Discrimination, Reading Achievement, and Developmental Articulation

Date: August 1966
Creator: Mallard, Arch Richard
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine if a phonetic approach to speech improvement has a relationship to reading achievement, sound discrimination, and developmental articulation at the first-grade level.
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An Evaluation of the Acting Career of Katharine Cornell

An Evaluation of the Acting Career of Katharine Cornell

Date: August 1967
Creator: White, Opal Thurow
Description: This paper will point out the reasons for the great popular success of Katharine Cornell as an actress. This paper will examine the background of Miss Cornell to determine the influences that helped shape her career, and the theatre training that brought her to her first Broadway "hit." Special attention will be given to Miss Cornell's philosophy of acting as she expressed it in her autobiography and in interviews. Further, this paper will take each role played by Miss Cornell during her career and through the reviews of the dramatic critics determine the artistic merit of each role. Finally, the roles selected to be of artistic merit will again be subjected to the reviews of the drama critics to determine whether or not Miss Cornell achieved artistic excellence in her portrayal of them.
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History of the St. Charles Theatre of New Orleans under the Management of David Bidwell, 1880-1888

History of the St. Charles Theatre of New Orleans under the Management of David Bidwell, 1880-1888

Date: May 1969
Creator: Roden, Sally Ann
Description: The objective of this investigation is to compile a chronological history of the St. Charles Theatre of New Orleans from 1880 to 1888, the last successful years of the theatre when it was under the management of David Bidwell. In order to clarify the role of the St. Charles Theatre as it reflected theatre art in New Orleans during the latter quarter of the nineteenth century, special attention will be given to the physical improvements of the theatre, the kind of entertainment provided, the personalities who appeared, and the critical comments of the local newspapers.
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