The Problem of the Hero in Shakespeare's King John

The Problem of the Hero in Shakespeare's King John

Date: June 1970
Creator: Ratledge, Wilbert Harold
Description: This thesis is an attempt to evaluate the evidence for and against the presence of a hero in King John. As such, it is actually a search into the artistic abilities which Shakespeare exercised in this drama to determine whether he created a dramatic work of art which merits recognition for its own sake.
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The Concept of the Ennobling Power of Love in Shakespeare's Love Tragedies

The Concept of the Ennobling Power of Love in Shakespeare's Love Tragedies

Date: January 1968
Creator: Fort, Barbara Jean
Description: This study proposes to demonstrate that the Platonic doctrine of the ennobling power of love is of paramount importance in a number of Shakespeare's plays. This study has been limited to the three love tragedies because in them the ennobling power of love is a major theme, affecting both the characters and the plot structure. The plays to be studied are Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, and Antony and Cleopatra.
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A Project in Design for William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

A Project in Design for William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Date: August 1967
Creator: Dickson, Tom A.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to design the sets and costumes for William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will adapting to the sixteenth century Italian commedia dell' arte style.
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Witchcraft in the Elizabethan Drama

Witchcraft in the Elizabethan Drama

Date: August 1940
Creator: Jaeggli, Clarence
Description: This thesis resulted from an examination of the influence of witchcraft superstitions upon Elizabethan-era dramas.
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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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Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors Revised for High School and College Production

Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors Revised for High School and College Production

Date: August 1964
Creator: Hawkins, W. Neil
Description: This revision of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors is in no way intended to take the place of a serious study of the original work. It is, rather, a revision to make the play a suitable stage vehicle for high school and college drama groups which would otherwise shun it because of the language difficulties involved.
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Woman, the Root of Man's Self-Destruction in four Shakespearean Plays

Woman, the Root of Man's Self-Destruction in four Shakespearean Plays

Date: January 1967
Creator: Brown, Barbara Love
Description: This thesis examines four plays by Shakespeare to illustrate the theme of men's downfall as caused by the women they love. One play from each type of relationship was chosen: Coriolanus for mothers who exert disastrous influence on their sons; King Lear for daughters responsible for their fathers' downfall; Cymbeline for the injurious effect of a wife on her husband, and is significant because the moral dissolution comes through her great virtue rather than through her character faults; and Troilus and Cressida for lovers who are not bound either by blood or legal ties.
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Shakespeare's Satire of the Literary and Theatrical Milieu, 1593-1603

Shakespeare's Satire of the Literary and Theatrical Milieu, 1593-1603

Date: December 1971
Creator: Kelsoe, Patricia Pitner
Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the evidence of Shakespeare's satire in certain plays written during the years 1593-1603. The study examines only the satire which deals with other writers and actors and events that are connected in some way with the theater.
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A Comparison of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II and William Shakespeare's Richard II

A Comparison of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II and William Shakespeare's Richard II

Date: January 1960
Creator: Ford, Howard Lee
Description: This study purports to examine several areas of similarity between the chronicle history plays by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Edward II and Richard II are alike in many ways, most strikingly in the similarity of the stories themselves. But this is a superficial likeness, for there are many other likenesses--in purpose, in artistry, in language--which demonstrate more clearly than the parallel events of history the remarkable degree to which these plays resemble each other.
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Medievalism in Shakespeare

Medievalism in Shakespeare

Date: June 1963
Creator: Silverthorne, Elizabeth Emily
Description: This study will undertake to point out only a few of the many medieval elements used by Shakespeare. It does not purport to do more than to examine briefly a small number of the myriad medieval traits to be found in Shakespeare's writing nor to cite more than a few examples of these traits in a limited number of his plays.
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The Concept of Tragedy and Tragicomedy as Revealed in the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher

The Concept of Tragedy and Tragicomedy as Revealed in the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher

Date: August 1940
Creator: Parker, William J.
Description: This thesis is an analysis of the comic and tragicomic styles that are evident in plays written by Beaumont and Fletcher.
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A Survey of Shakespearean Productions in New York: 1935-1955

A Survey of Shakespearean Productions in New York: 1935-1955

Date: 1956
Creator: King, Mary Inez
Description: The aim of this thesis is to present a comprehensive view--a survey--of plays by William Shakespeare that have been produced for the New York stage from 1935 through 1955 in order to ascertain not only the quantity of Shakespearean drama that has been presented during this twenty-one-year period, but also to appraise the quality of the productions as seen by the critics. A related aim of this study will be the analysis of the televised Shakespearean plays by presenting the works and their merits through the eyes of the critics of that medium.
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The Tragedy of Shakespeare's Hotspur

The Tragedy of Shakespeare's Hotspur

Date: August 1961
Creator: Wright, Eugene Patrick
Description: None
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The Conscience of Macbeth

The Conscience of Macbeth

Date: May 1963
Creator: Edwards, James A.
Description: None
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A Study of the Treatment of Time in the Plays of Lyly, Marlowe, Greene, and Peele

A Study of the Treatment of Time in the Plays of Lyly, Marlowe, Greene, and Peele

Date: June 1941
Creator: Fussell, Mildred
Description: Because Shakespeare borrowed so many ideas and devices from other writers, we wonder whether he also borrowed the trick of double time from some of his predecessors; therefore one of the purposes of this study is to discover whether or not this device was original with Shakespeare. In this study I have considered the works of John Lyly, Christopher Marlowe, Robert Greene, and George Peele because these four seem to have influenced Shakespeare more than did any of the other of his immediate predecessors. To discover what influence, if any, these men had upon Shakespeare ts treatment of time is not, however, the only purpose of this study; for I am also interested in the characteristics of the works of these men for their own values, independent of any influence which they may have had on the works of Shakespeare.
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A Comparison of Early and Modern Musical Settings of Eleven Shakespearian Lyrics

A Comparison of Early and Modern Musical Settings of Eleven Shakespearian Lyrics

Date: August 1948
Creator: Highsmith, Gwendolyn Conover
Description: The object of this paper is to effect a comparison between the early Shakespearean songs and their more recent settings and to discuss in detail differences in style and technique, with emphasis upon textual and melodic characteristics.
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Recent Interpretations of Iago

Recent Interpretations of Iago

Date: August 1954
Creator: Pankhurst, Martha Nell
Description: A study of the character of Iago from Shakespeare's Othello. Traces the trends of interpretations, schools of thought, and major influences in interpretations of Iago as manifested in a survey of the writings of Shakespearean critics of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The emphasis of the study shall be on twentieth-century criticism, with possible established patterns of interpretation and their relation to or deviation from the patterns of the two previous centuries.
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Shakespeare's Monarchical Views

Shakespeare's Monarchical Views

Date: January 1959
Creator: Lewis, Barbara Bennet
Description: The purpose of this study is to treat one aspect of Shakespeare's political views, his views on monarchy as found in the two great English history tetralogies, and to compare them to the monarchical views of his age.
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