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Series IV. Teaching and Professorship [series]:
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Outline of Topics for Lectures on American Drama & Theatre
Term paper lists; play lists

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Carbon Copy of Materials on the American Drama & Theatre
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Index to Folders: American Theatre & Drama
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Syllabus: American Drama & Theatre
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The Theatre in Life
American characters; theatre documenting events

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The Theatre in Life
funeral customs; social history of theatre

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Settlement of America & The Beginnings
early theatre in US cities

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Indian Plays and Actors
Heroines

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Pre-revolutionary Period
Washington & the theatre; British army theatre

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Revolutionary Rhetorical Plays
partisan plays; non-partisan plays

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Post Revolutionary Theatre
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Early Theatres and Companies
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Early Pageantry & Spectacles
Heroic Spectacle; American Circus; Term papers

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American Theatre - 19th Century
Audiences, Actors; Richmond; Amusement Guild

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Music and the American Theatre
The Hutchinsons; America Learns to Play

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The Negro and the American Character
Minstrelsy

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Panoramas
Diorama; Panorama; Solar microscope; History; Ediophoscion; Amsterdam; Peep show; Photographs; Letters (Divided into two folders)

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Steele Mackaye
Excerpt from The Little Locksmith

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Vaudeville
Joe Howard; Stars; Showmanship

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Film, Radio, Stage
Colleges and film; Newspaper clippings

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Colleges and Little Theatres
Play catalogues; Newspaper clippings

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Community and Theatre
Description of Oneida NY theatre; Soap operas; Swanzey Players; Toby Players; War and politics

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Censorship
At Cornell; American, English, German and Russian censorship (Divided into two folders)

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Heroines and Plays
Ideal Heroine; Romantic Lady; Negro heroine

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Humor and Character
Henry James; Native Humor; Manners; Morals; Rourke

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Chief Costume Changes in America, 1607 - 1865
Term paper and summary

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Dance and the Theatre
Bali-Javanese dance; American ballet; Musical comedy

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Early Theatres and Companies
Farce; Humor; Coopers' gleanings

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Drama and Theatre in Comparison
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Index To Lecture Notes
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Playwrights and Playwriting
Tennessee Williams; Henry James; Prose writers; Misc. articles

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Contemporary Theatre
General Information; Ad libbing; Audience attendance; Theatre business

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The Theatre of the Future
Theatre after 1929; Abstract of The Awakening of American Theatre; Complete article "The Plight of the Theatre Business"

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World War I and 20th Century
Movies; radio; automobiles and sports as competing with theatre; Make-up; Small hits; First nights

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Theatre and War
War plays/films; Propaganda dram; Pericles' Funeral Oration; Greek Drama; Lincoln and Civil War

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Misc. Notes and Reports
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Lecture 1: Theatricalization in American Life
Roots of American culture; Folk art; Personal letter describing the funeral of A.S. McPherson

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Lecture 2: Settlement of America and Beginnings
Early craze for dancing; Pilgrims and asceticism

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Lecture 3: Indian Treaties; Ritual Drama
Treaties; Early plays; Term papers

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Lecture 4: Pre-Revolutionary Culture
Paul Revere; Mechanical wonders; Theatre experiences before, during and after the Revolutionary War; George Washington

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Lecture 5: Theatre before the Revolution
Restoration in England; English Drama pre-Colonies

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Lecture 6: The British Army Theatre
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Lecture 7: Rhetorical Plays
Calvanism as dramatic faith; Sermon-dialogues; Partisan rhetorical plays; Student Drama; Two Dartmouth plays

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Lecture 8: Theatres & Companies After the Revolution
Early theatres and theatregoing

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Lecture 9: William Dunlap
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Lecture 10: Patriotic Comedies
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Lecture 11: Indian Plays & Actors"
Term paper; Origin and Characteristics

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Lecture 12: The Negro in the Theatre
Five term papers; The Negro as a romantic heroine

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Lecture 13: Early Spectacle
Heroic Spectacle; Drama; Ballet; Burlesques; Variety; Circus; Amphitheatre; Term paper

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Lecture 14: The Frontier Theatre
Early "western" shows in Europe; Term paper; Showboat; Buffalo Bill

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Lecture 15: The Theatre of the Actor
Chronology of celebrated actors; Actors and styles; 19th Century theatre

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Lecture 16: Music in the Theatre
Nationalism; Musical romanticism; Minstrelsy; Indian melodies; Music and spiritual emancipation

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Lecture 17: Panoramas
Odell references in NY Stage to panorama exhibitions; Diorama; Painting; Scenery

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Lecture 18: Anti-Slavery Propaganda
Uncle Tom's Cabin and modern banning; Lincoln assassination; Plays with slavery/Civil War themes

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Lecture 19: Steele Mackaye
Term paper; Playwriting; Inventions; Biography

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Lecture 20: Belascan Realism
Term paper; Works and contributions of Belasco

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Lecture 21: the Theatrical Syndicate
Controlling business procedures; The Shuberts

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Lecture 22: The Rise of Realism
Realist tradition in American art and drama; Revolt against romanticism

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Lecture 23: The Rise of American Plays; International Copyright Frees American Playwrights
Term paper

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Lecture 24: Percy Mackaye
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Lecture 25: American Vaudeville
Early days

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Lecture 26: The New "Stagecraft" in America
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Lecture 27: The Rise of the Movies
Movies vs. the stage; Movie-making in Ithaca

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Lecture 28: The Provincetown Theatre
Little theatres

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Lecture 29: Experimental Theatre: Theatre Guilds & Group Theatre
Two term papers

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Lecture 30: College and University Theatre
The Coburn controversy; University sponsored theatre

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Lecture 31: Regional Theatre
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Lecture 32: National Theatre: Federal Theatre and ATNA
Living newspaper; Term paper

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Lecture 33: Censorship
Two term papers; History and points of view on censorship

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Lecture 34: Ithaca Theatres and Early Entertainments, Central NY
Misc. newspaper clippings; articles and references

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Lecture 35: An American Repertory
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Remarks
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Graduate Students
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American University of Ellis Hollow, NY
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Unacceptable Plays
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Heerman's Lectures and Prizes
American themed one-act competition

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Newsletters - Cornell Department of Public Speaking and Dramatics
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Cornell University Theatre Financial Statements
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Cornell Summer School Statistics
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Graduate Student Statistics
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Winans Studies in Rhetoric and Oratory
Personal letters and finances

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Phonetics and Elocution
Lee S. Hultzen

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Cornell Speech & Drama
Syllabus and Exam

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Playwriting Contests and Library Reserves
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Book orders and new acquisitions for Cornell libraries
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Scenery trailer design by J.C. Lewis
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Cornell Dramatic Club finances
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History of the Department and the CDC
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Theatre Department and Cornell Dramatic Club Documents
Playbills; Newspaper articles; Personal letters

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Cornell Dramatic Club finances
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Dramatic Art
At Cornell; Development and Support

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Cornell Dramatic Club Workers
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CDC Constitution in the Forties
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CDC Business
Statistics; Members; Finances; Productions; Policy

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CDC Constitutions
Constitutions; Amendments; Incorporation; Women's Club

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CDC Gift Fund
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CDC Clippings
Newspaper articles; One-acts; Summer School; Contests

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CDC and Cornell Summer Players
Newspaper clippings; Playbills; Daily Sun articles

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Cornell Dramatic Club Tickets
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Ushers Ribbon
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Newspaper Clippings
fragile mounts

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Cornell Play reviews and a few Ithaca College reviews
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Cornell Documents
Newsletters; Correspondence; Finances; etc

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Departmental Papers
Department of Public Speaking and Dramatics Newsletters

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Master Copies of Reading Lists for Various Courses
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Lists of Public Speaking Books
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Phonetic
Sentences for use with the Telegraphone

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Cornell Memorabilia
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Cornell Reunion Programs
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Cornell Junior Week Booklets
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Cornell University Theatre Correspondence
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Course 42 Participation Survey
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Set Design Sketches
Lewis

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Checklist of Plays
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Suggestions for Advanced Study
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Fabric Samples
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Record Book of Prop and Costume Inventories
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New York State English Council
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Misc. Notes
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Notes on Theatre
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Grants and Fundraising
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Set Design Sketch
Marvels of the Midway

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Notes on The Province of Philology
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AETA
Post-war Education; Newsletters; Children's Theatre; Correspondence (Divided into 3 folders)

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ANTA - 1
Newsletters; Service pamphlets; Conference schedules; By-laws; Album; History

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ANTA - 2
Newsletters; Correspondence (Divided into two folders)

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ANTA - 3
The Southwest Review; Structure; History; National Theatre Conference

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ANTA - 4
Congressional resolution to establish a national Theatre, Opera and Ballet; Other correspondence

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National Theatre Conference
Newsletters; Rules and Regulations; Correspondence; War-time theatre

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National Theatre Conference
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National Theatre Conference
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National Theatre Conference
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National Theatre Conference
Meeting and conference minutes; Newsletters; Correspondence; Member lists

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National Theatre Conference
Conference reports; Book reviews; Notes; Statistics; Finances; Royalties

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National Theatre Conference
USO programs; Yearly Reports; Finances; Constitution; Regulations

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National Theatre Conference
Armed Forces Institute Project

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National Association of Teachers of Speech
National convention; Newsletter

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New York Community Theatre Association
Annual meeting program; Newsletters; NY State Speech Association; University theatre

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Community Theatre Bulletins, Little Theatre Bulletins and NY State Speech Association
(Divided into two folders)

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New York State Theatre Conference
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NCTE Committee on Playlist
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Possible Plays for Cornell Volume of Plays
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Tentative Casting (etc.) for Plays
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Children's Theatre
Cornell Home Economics; Puppets; AETA Children's Theatre Conference; and more

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Carnival Caravan
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College Theatre Congressional Bill
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Festival of Contemporary Arts
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Cornell Library Information
Book lists; Catalogues; Order forms

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Western Canada Theatre Conference
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Williamsburg, VA Theatre and Reconstruction Plans
Personal correspondence; Newspaper articles; First Theatre notes and pictures; Blueprints

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Cornell Show
Script