Theatre Ph.D. Dissertations

Theatre Ph.D. Dissertations

 

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Dissertations from 2020

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From la Carpa to the Classroom: The Chicano Theatre Movement and Actor Training in the United States, Dennis Sloan

Dissertations from 2019

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Detroit Brand Blackness: Race, Gender, Class, and Performances of Black Identities in Post Recession Detroit, Michelle Renee Cowin Gibbs

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Bookish Women: Examining the Textual and Embodied Construction of Scholarly and Literary Women in American Musicals, Rebecca K. Hammonds

Dissertations from 2018

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Lycra, Legs, and Legitimacy: Performances of Feminine Power in Twentieth Century American Popular Culture, Quincy D. Thomas

Dissertations from 2017

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Beyond The Thong: Contexts, Representations, and the Performances of Erotic Masculinities in Male Strip Show(s), John Paul Staszel

Dissertations from 2016

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Holding on to the basics: using the 3-D performance pyramid to improve skill retention in the introduction to acting classroom, Barrett Slade Billew

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The Semiotics of Celebrity at the Intersection of Hollywood and Broadway, Kevin Calcamp

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Performing the Female Superhero: An Analysis of Identity Acquisition, Violence, and Hypersexuality in DC Comics, Matthew Nicosia

Dissertations from 2015

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The Grotesque Cross: The Performative Grotesquerie of the Crucifixion of Jesus, Hephzibah D. Dutt

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From the Avant-Garde to the Popular: A History of Blue Man Group, 1987-2001, Stephen Harrick

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"The Idea Of Beauty In Their Persons:" Dandyism And The Haunting Of Contemporary Masculinity, Darin Douglas Kerr

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Exhibiting Scenographic Identities at the 2007 & 2011 Prague Quadrennials, Carl Harry Walling

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Women in Stage Combat: A Study on Babes With Blades Theatre Company, Macaela Carder Whitaker

Dissertations from 2014

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Playing Hippies and Indians: Acts of Cultural Colonization in the Theatre of the American Counterculture, Miriam Hahn

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Choreographing Dirt: Performances of/against the Nature/Culture Divide, Angenette Spalink

Dissertations from 2013

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Representing Childhood: The Social, Historical, and Theatrical Significance of the Child on Stage, Patrick Konesko

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From Irreverent to Revered: How Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi and the "U-Effect" Changed Theatre History, Lance Mekeel

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Stage Hypnosis in the Shadow of Svengali: Historical Influences, Public Perceptions, and Contemporary Practices, Cynthia Stroud

Dissertations from 2012

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Revelations of a Genealogy: Biblical Women in Performance during Twentieth-Century American Feminisms, Kari Innes

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"Indian" Summers: Querying Representations of Native American Cultures in Outdoor Historical Drama, Heidi Nees

Dissertations from 2011

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Rethinking Artaud's Theoretical and Practical Works, Rob Connick

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Unmasking Talchum: An Embodied Inquiry into Korea's Masked Dance-Drama, J.L. Murdoch

Dissertations from 2010

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Women's Pilgrimage as Repertoiric Performance: Creating Gender and Spiritual Identity through Ritual, Vanessa Baker

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Staging Orson Welles, Matthew Gretzinger

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Woman Writes Herself: Exploring Identity Construction in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Pioneer Girl.”, Nicole Mancino

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Proposed Exercises for Memory and Emotion in Acting Pedagogy: A Shared Narrative with Science, Ellen Rooney

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Eric Bentley’s “Double” Lives, Timothy Schaffer

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Musical Theatre in the Mountains: An Examination of West Virginia Public Theatre's History, Mission, Practices, and Community Impact, David Sollish

Dissertations from 2009

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Playing (with) Space in The Author on the Wheel, Hope Bernard

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Towards the Horsewoman: Performing Femininity in the American Horse Training and Riding Arenas, Season Ellison

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Culture, Crisis, and Community: Christianity in North American Drama at the Turn of the Millennium, John Sebestyen

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Miss Homegrown: The Performance of Food, Festival, and Femininity in Local Queen Pageants, Heather Williams

Dissertations from 2008

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Me and My Shadow: An Exploration of Doppelganger as Found in the Music and Text of Susan Glaspell's The Verge, Terri Brown

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Billy Graham, Elmer Gantry, and the Performance of a New American Revivalism, Kurt Edwards

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Lady Liberty: Intertextual Performances of Gender and Nation, Parisa Joyce

Dissertations from 2006

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Earning a Living as an Author in Early Modern England: The Case of Anthony Munday, Gerald George

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Something Beautiful: Craft and Survival in North American Alternative Theatre Companies, Carrie Lee

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Crafting Utopia and Dystopia: Film Musicals 1970-2002, Travis Malone

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Living History as Peformance: An Analysis of the Manner in which Historical Narrative is Developed through Performance, Shelley Mateer

Dissertations from 2005

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Bridging the Gap: Drew Hayden Taylor, Native Canadian Playwright in His Times, Dale Young