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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Cutting and Adapting Prose and Poetry for Oral Interpretation

Cutting and Adapting Prose and Poetry for Oral Interpretation

Date: June 1970
Creator: Harlien, Rita Chambliss
Description: The purpose of this study is to devise a method of developing competency in the cutting and adaptation of prose and poetry for oral interpretation. This method is a pervasive element of the thesis and consists of (1) general principles derived from theories expressed by both interpretation and literary authorities and from observations made in the classroom, (2) suggested guidelines for cutting specific forms of literature, and (3) illustration of these directives by application to selected prose and poetry.
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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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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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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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An Analysis and Evaluation of the Acting Career of Tallulah Bankhead

An Analysis and Evaluation of the Acting Career of Tallulah Bankhead

Date: January 1970
Creator: Buttram, Jan
Description: This thesis is an evaluation of the acting career of Tallulah Bankhead with some analysis of the roles she played.
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The Spiritual Journey in the Poetry of Theodore Roethke

The Spiritual Journey in the Poetry of Theodore Roethke

Date: August 1971
Creator: Neiman, Marilyn M.
Description: If any interpretation of Theodore Roethke's poetry is to be meaningful, it must be made in light of his life. The sense of psychological guilt and spiritual alienation that began in childhood after his father's death was intensified in early adulthood by his struggles with periodic insanity. Consequently, by the time he reached middle age, Theodore Roethke was embroiled in an internal conflict that had been developing over a number of years, and the ordering of this inner chaos became the primary goal in his life, a goal which he sought through the introspection within his poetry.
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An Oral Interpreter's Approach to Selected Poetry of Langston Hughes

An Oral Interpreter's Approach to Selected Poetry of Langston Hughes

Date: December 1971
Creator: Osentowski, Mary
Description: The purpose of this study was to analyze for oral presentation a selected body of poetry by Langston Hughes. Because Hughes read his own poetry in lecture recitals throughout his career, which spanned more than four decades, it is appropriate that he be considered for such a study.
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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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Ambivalence in the Poetry of Robert Frost

Ambivalence in the Poetry of Robert Frost

Date: August 1967
Creator: White, Patricia F.
Description: In this thesis an attempt will be made to demonstrate the existence and significance of some of the opposite pulls evidenced in Frost's poetry and to delineate some of the important areas in which they occur.
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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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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 Proposed Reconstruction of the Elizabethan Globe Theater in Odessa, Texas

A Proposed Reconstruction of the Elizabethan Globe Theater in Odessa, Texas

Date: August 1950
Creator: Morris, Marjorie Rogers
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine as accurately as possible from an examination of contemporary records and from interpretations of scholars what the structure and conventions of the Globe Theater were in the hope that the projected reconstruction of the theater in Odessa may be as near the original as is possible and feasible.
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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 Views of Edwin Arlington Robinson on Love and Marriage

The Views of Edwin Arlington Robinson on Love and Marriage

Date: August 1967
Creator: Orozco, Guadalupe Homero
Description: This thesis discusses the women in the life of Edwin Arlington Robinson and the happiness and unhappiness in love in his poems.
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A Group Interpretation Production of Selected Literature of Leonard Cohen

A Group Interpretation Production of Selected Literature of Leonard Cohen

Date: August 1972
Creator: Zafran, Robert L.
Description: It was the purpose of this study to introduce a selected representative body of literature by the Canadian author Leonard Cohen to local audiences.
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A Survey of the Citation of Research in Modern Public Speaking Texts

A Survey of the Citation of Research in Modern Public Speaking Texts

Date: August 1971
Creator: Myers, Carol Owen
Description: In view of the quantity of research related to communication, the purpose of this study was to see, first, to what extent the results of this research are made available to beginning students of public address through their public speaking textbooks, and second, to seek to determine if, or to what extent, modern public speaking text writers make use of the often-praised inductive method of teaching.
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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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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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The Use of the Mask in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill

The Use of the Mask in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Date: June 1961
Creator: Rasco, Roger Curtiss
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to indicate the use of the mask by Eugene O'Neill. It is probably possible to say that the mask has been used or implied in all of O'Neill's works, but this thesis will be confined to discussion of the works in which the mask or the implication of the mask is specifically evident.
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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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Madness in Elizabethan Drama

Madness in Elizabethan Drama

Date: 1949
Creator: Wilks, Rowena Newman
Description: Insanity, which has long been a favorite theme of Elizabethan drama, summoned the dramatist's imagination to wonderful creations -- creations that were fantastic and grotesque, but unforgettable.
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