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  • No Way Out: Violence in Selected American Expressionist Plays 

    Pierce, Alexander Dalton (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This thesis discusses the American expressionist plays of the 1920s and the acts of violence that occur in several of them. The expressionist plays of Eugene O’Neill, Elmer Rice, Sophie Treadwell, and Susan Glaspell ...
  • Picasso : theatre artist 

    Lynch, Shawna Yvonne (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-09-27)
    Picasso: Theatre Artist is centered upon Pablo Picasso‟s work in the theatrical field. Pablo Picasso is internationally known as a Spanish painter who championed the Cubist perspective in graphic art. However, his extensive ...
  • Redating Pericles: A Re-examination of Shakespeare’s Pericles as an Elizabethan Play 

    Stelting, Michelle Elaine (2015)
    Pericles's apparent inferiority to Shakespeare’s mature works raises many questions for scholars. Was Shakespeare collaborating with an inferior playwright or playwrights? Did he allow so many corrupt printed versions ...
  • The Ruhls of Relationships: Connecting with Others Through Theatrical Ambiguity 

    Jury, Whitney Rae (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The Ruhls of Relationships: Connecting with Others Through Theatrical Ambiguity aims to bring attention to the enjoyable relationship one should have with theatre that encourages ambiguity and to highlight the joy and ...
  • Setting the Stage for Kansas City talent and Diversity The KC Meltingpot Theatre 

    Manherz, Lori Kay (2015)
    This thesis aims to chronicle the origins of The KC MeltingPot Theatre Company, owned and operated by Kansas City area couple Harvey and Linda Williams. The primary focus will be on the works produced by The KC MeltingPot ...
  • The show-man goes to war: a full-length play 

    Fletcher, Robert Joseph (2013)
    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, ...
  • Skywalk 

    Davison, Amanda (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This project, a full-length play, intends to illuminate the facts surrounding the architectural collapse at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in July 1981, when two bridges in the hotel lobby called skywalks collapsed, ...
  • 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 (2014)
    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)
    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 

    Bernal, 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)
    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 ...
  • Toby Dick Ellis: Richard Elsenpeter's career in tent repertoire theatre, television, and marionette puppetry 

    Floyd, Jacquelyn Nicole (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012-05-25)
    Richard Elsenpeter was a Midwestern actor who began his career in repertoire and circle stock in the mid-twentieth century. He dedicated his life to the pursuit of rural, family entertainment and took pleasure in entertaining ...
  • We are our Heroes: Understanding Western Culture through Faust, Don Juan, and Joan of Arc 

    Zogg, Ethan Royce (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    The purpose of this work is to identify and analyze patterns in three of the most popular characters in Western (Europe and the Americas) theatre history. Faust/Faustus, Don Juan, and Joan of Arc are the subjects of ...
  • We Happy Few: An Exploration of the Feast of Crispian and Military Stories in Shakespeare 

    Hayek, Ellen Patricia (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
    This thesis examines the theatre group Feast of Crispian, a non-profit organization which brings together professional actors with post-deployment service veterans. The group formed in 2012 and is in the process of ...
  • Women Artistic Directors in Kansas City and Their Processes 

    Bettendorf Bowman, Elizabeth (2015)
    This thesis is an overview of several important women artistic directors who have helped form the recent Kansas City theatre landscape. Cynthia Levin, Jeanne Beechwood, Sidonie Garrett, Karen Paisley, and Heidi Van are ...