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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Degree Discipline: Speech and Drama
 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 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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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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The Effects of a Masking Noise Upon the Performance of a Simple Motor Task Comparing Brain-Injured and Non-Brain-Injured Children

The Effects of a Masking Noise Upon the Performance of a Simple Motor Task Comparing Brain-Injured and Non-Brain-Injured Children

Date: August 1967
Creator: Moss, Barbara A.
Description: Two questions can be posed for study: 1) Will the effect of auditory masking provided by a clinical noise significantly affect the performance of hearing children on the Knox Cube Test? 2) Are there significant differences among brain-injured, mentally, retarded, and "normal" children in ability to adjust to auditory masking in the performance of the Knox Cube Test?
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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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The Impact of the Acting of David Garrick and Sir Laurence Olivier : A Comparative Analysis

The Impact of the Acting of David Garrick and Sir Laurence Olivier : A Comparative Analysis

Date: August 1968
Creator: Maberry, David R.
Description: Two men of genius who came from nowhere to break the rules were David Garrick in 1741 and Sir Laurence Olivier in 1937. These two men will be the major subjects of this thesis. Both Garrick and Olivier introduced new styles of acting to the theatre in Shakespearian plays.
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Margo Jones's Visions for Theatre

Margo Jones's Visions for Theatre

Date: August 1968
Creator: Altermann, Mark A.
Description: The purpose of this study is to make an account of the theatrical plans and activities of Margo Jones other than the productions in her theatre in Dallas and her experiences as a producer and director on Broadway.
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Mark Twain's Writings on Oral Interpretation

Mark Twain's Writings on Oral Interpretation

Date: June 1965
Creator: Mello, Edward C.
Description: Mark Twain is universally recognized as an important author in American literature, and in addition to his success as an author, he was equally successful as an oral interpreter. His career as an interpreter and lecturer commenced at the age of twelve in Hannibal, Missouri, and in later years expanded to cover the globe. Twain lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, India, South Africa, England, New Zealand, Scotland, and Canada. Throughout his writings, Mark Twain included statements pertaining to his delivery of these lectures and platform readings, and he also included comments on techniques for oral interpretation in general.
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Predictability of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities on Visual-Motor Tasks

Predictability of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities on Visual-Motor Tasks

Date: May 1969
Creator: Taylor, Nancy Jane Earls
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not individual scores derived by the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities can be used as predictors of performance on visual motor tasks of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and the Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception for a child who has learning problems.
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The President and American Public Opinion : Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Crisis of 1940-41

The President and American Public Opinion : Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Crisis of 1940-41

Date: August 1968
Creator: Spicer, Clyde E.
Description: This thesis presents Franklin Delano Roosevelt's use of persuasive means and influence of American public opinion during the pre-World War II crisis years 1940-41.
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A Production Book for an Experimental Staging of Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General

A Production Book for an Experimental Staging of Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General

Date: August 1966
Creator: Peninger, John Edward
Description: The January 17 and 18, 1966, thesis production presented at North Texas State University was an experimental production of The Inspector General, as based on historical, philosophical, and analytical study of both the play and the author, Nikolai Gogol. A thesis production consists of a written analysis and evaluation of the play and its author and the actual production of the play. The thesis production enables the candidate to illustrate his mastery of theatre discipline. The written portion demonstrates his ability to develop the concepts necessary to the production of a play, and the presentation of the play offers the candidate the opportunity to show his creativity and aesthetic understanding of theatre.
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The Relationship between the Theoretical and the Actual Criteria for Determining Decision Debate

The Relationship between the Theoretical and the Actual Criteria for Determining Decision Debate

Date: August 1964
Creator: Callaway, Byron Wayne
Description: The purpose of this investigation was to determine if a relationship exists between the actual standard used by judges during a tournament and the theory taught in collegiate debate courses.
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Sound Descrimination Ability as a Factor Related to Mental Maturity

Sound Descrimination Ability as a Factor Related to Mental Maturity

Date: August 1966
Creator: Carter, Henry C.
Description: Children whose mental age is below ten years lack the ability to utilize incoming information perfectly enough to make fine phonetic distinctions among sounds. This is an experimental study of the growth and interrelationship between sound discrimination ability and mental age.
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A Study of Certain Creative Dramatics Techniques as Applied in the Second Grade Classroom of the North Texas State University Laboratory School

A Study of Certain Creative Dramatics Techniques as Applied in the Second Grade Classroom of the North Texas State University Laboratory School

Date: August 1964
Creator: Wise, Nancy Susan
Description: "It is the purpose of this thesis to employ some of the basic methods currently in practice in the teaching of creative dramatics, in a second grade class of the North Texas State University Laboratory School in Denton, Texas, and to record the results."--2.
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A Study of Tactile-kinesthetic Monitoring and Vocal Intensity

A Study of Tactile-kinesthetic Monitoring and Vocal Intensity

Date: June 1965
Creator: Miles, Dension L.
Description: The purpose of this study is to compare persons with trained voices and persons with untrained voices in their abilities to utilize tactile-kinesthetic feed-back when attempting to control vocal intensity.
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A Survey of the Physical Facilities of the Public School Speech and Hearing Programs in the State of Texas

A Survey of the Physical Facilities of the Public School Speech and Hearing Programs in the State of Texas

Date: August 1968
Creator: Long, Tommy C.
Description: The purposes of this survey were (1) to determine the nature of the case load of speech clinicians in Texas public school speech and hearing therapy programs, (2) to determine the type and condition of facilities in which the therapy described in item one above is being conducted, (3) to ascertain what the speech and hearing clinicians of the state believed to be essential for the effective practice of therapy, and (4) to find out what the clinicians believed to be special problems in their present facilities.
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The Treatment of Forensic Ethics in Argumentation and Debate Textbooks

The Treatment of Forensic Ethics in Argumentation and Debate Textbooks

Date: August 1966
Creator: Buice, Lee
Description: The purpose of this study has been to survey textbooks for debate and argumentation courses in order to determine their treatment of forensic ethics. Both the extent to which modern debate and argumentation textbooks concern themselves with ethical considerations as well as the degree to which these texts correlate with recognized problems and authoritative views have been of concern.
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Vsevolod Meyerhold: Toward Political Expression in the Theater

Vsevolod Meyerhold: Toward Political Expression in the Theater

Date: June 1967
Creator: Glenn, Ethel C.
Description: This thesis explores art and aristocracy in nineteenth century Russia as well as Meyerhold's "Theater Theatrical" during the Stalin era.
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The Writing and Producing of Pecos Bill and the Indians, an Original Musical Comedy for Educational Theatre

The Writing and Producing of Pecos Bill and the Indians, an Original Musical Comedy for Educational Theatre

Date: August 1968
Creator: Overton, William T.
Description: The writing and producing of this musical comedy was a creative production thesis. The playwright also served as director and designer. The organization of the thesis is basically the organization of the project.
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