• The application of Jungian archetypes to the analysis of character in three early plays by W. B. Yeats 

    Fleer, Benjamin E. (2014-07-16)
    The purpose of the following study is to explore and examine three early plays authored by the iconic late-19th and 20th-century Irish poet-playwright W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) through the identification and conscious ...
  • Battles of the sexes onstage: explorations of changing Gender roles by four American women playwrights of the 1910s-1930s 

    Demaree, Stephanie Erin (2014-07-30)
    Battle of the Sexes Onstage: Explorations of Changing Gender Roles by Four American Women Playwrights of the 1910s-1930s analyzes plays by Rachel Crothers, Susan Glaspell, Sophie Treadwell, and Dawn Powell in order to ...
  • Bloodlines 

    Shelby, Margaret A. (2015-08-12)
    A drama in two acts, Bloodlines centers upon a traditional farm family in Iowa, several years in the future. The climate has changed, and though they struggle to maintain the centuries-old family home and traditions ...
  • Jet Propulsion : a play about John Whiteside Parsons 

    Bakely, Peter Jon (2013-06-25)
    Jet Propulsion, a two-act drama on the life of John Whiteside Parsons, is the candidate's thesis, along with the essay "American Weird: Researching John Whiteside Parsons, the Occult Religion of Aleister Crowley and the ...
  • The show-man goes to war: a full-length play 

    Fletcher, Robert Joseph (2013-07-17)
    This project is intended to educate and entertain audiences by presenting them with a creative interpretation of war-time resistance. Using the city of Arnhem, located in the Netherlands, as the location for the play, ...
  • Staging The Merchant of Venice in the 21ˢᵗ Century: A Dramaturgical Case Study 

    Germinder, Alyson Elizabeth (2015-08-12)
    “Staging The Merchant of Venice in the 21ˢᵗ Century: A Dramaturgical Case Study” aims to document the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of The Merchant of Venice by framing it within the historical ...
  • StoneLion: A Narrative of a Kansas City Puppet Theatre 

    Janke, Kristen Elizabeth (2015-05-26)
    StoneLion: A Narrative of a Kansas City Puppet Theatre documents a vital Kansas City, Missouri, non-profit arts organization from its inception to the year 2014. The thesis includes the company’s mission, its evolution ...
  • The technical director: the history, the legacy, and a glimpse behind the curtain 

    Roose, Aaron Douglas (2013-12-09)
    The central purpose of this thesis is to explore and document the position of the technical director within the American theatre during the 20th century and into the present day. The research focuses more heavily on the ...
  • Theatre for Young America: A History 

    Bernall, Anthony John II (2015-05-19)
    In the spring of 1974, a family of actors has recently landed in Kansas City, Missouri. Father, Gene Mackey, is working for one of the areas four professional dinner theatres and has been authorized by his employer to ...
  • Theatre of community: healing functions of theatre in society 

    Bauer, Jason M. (2013-07-01)
    This thesis addresses multiple social and psychological implications found within three types of theatre and their communities and audiences. In particular it embraces the theory that people can benefit from the group-healing ...