A Study of the Social Background of the Characters in O. Henry's New York Short Stories

A Study of the Social Background of the Characters in O. Henry's New York Short Stories

Date: 1940
Creator: Connally, Lucy Belle
Description: The problem of this research is to determine whether or not O. Henry pictured the existing social conditions of the period in his New York stories and whether his characters are representative of people who actually lived at that time.
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American Background in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"

American Background in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"

Date: 1940
Creator: Doty, Fern Marie
Description: The background for "The Song of Hiawatha" is explicitly American, for Longfellow has preserved many legends, traditions, and customs of the aborigines with fidelity. As a whole, "The Song of Hiawatha" is a successful delineation of the aborigines of North America. Longfellow preserved the most interesting legends and supplemented them with accounts of Indian life.
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Edgar Allan Poe in Relation to his Times

Edgar Allan Poe in Relation to his Times

Date: 1940
Creator: Young, Sallie Sue McCarty
Description: This study is based upon the prose works of Poe and covers the topis of politics and social reforms, contemporary attitudes toward death, customs, science and pseudo-science, and contemporary literature. The thesis attempts to prove that Poe's works show manifest evidences of his being a product of his times.
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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 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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The Authorship of 1 Henry VI Considered in Relation to the Sources of the Play

The Authorship of 1 Henry VI Considered in Relation to the Sources of the Play

Date: 1940
Creator: Brashears, Evelyn McFatridge
Description: Through an investigation of the problem of the authorship of 1 Henry VI, the author endeavors to present some new evidence concerning the play's authorship. The problem is examined from the standpoint of the relationship between authorship and sources.
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Spenser's Use of Classical Mythology in The Faerie Queene

Spenser's Use of Classical Mythology in The Faerie Queene

Date: 1941
Creator: Etheridge, Margaret
Description: This thesis endeavors to show how Edmund Spenser used classical mythology, and his variations from it, in his work The Faerie Queene.
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A Study of Max Reinhardt's Treatment of Ensemble Acting

A Study of Max Reinhardt's Treatment of Ensemble Acting

Date: January 1968
Creator: Reid, Mary Sue
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to show that Max Reinhardt made a definite contribution to the theatre through ensemble acting.
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Concepts of Failure in Edwin Arlington Robinson's Longer Poems

Concepts of Failure in Edwin Arlington Robinson's Longer Poems

Date: August 1970
Creator: Williams, Emmaline Terry
Description: Critics and biographers have recognized the importance of failure and its many aspects in the life and poetry of E. A. Robinson. For a more complete idea of how Robinson dealt with concepts of failure, it is best to study the poetry itself.
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The Noh Plays of William Butler Yeats: Accomplishment in Failure

The Noh Plays of William Butler Yeats: Accomplishment in Failure

Date: May 1971
Creator: Bays, Carol Ann
Description: This paper is a study of the effect of W. B. Yeats's contact with Japanese Noh drama on his work. The immediately discernible effect on his work can be seen, of course, in his adaptation of Noh dramatic form to his Four Plays for Dancers and The Death of Cuchulain. It is the thesis of this paper, then, that, despite many handicaps, Yeats's aesthetic background was not only sufficient to discover what suggestion did lie in the limited information available to him concerning Noh, but also sufficient for him to intuit much of what wasn't suggested.
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