This collection of Theatre Arts Honors theses includes three papers awarded Honors in Speech in 1968, 1969 and 1973. The Speech Department was a separate campus unit until 1974 when classes were taught in the School of Theatre Arts. Printed copies of Honors theses are kept in the University Archives at The Ames Library. Click here to visit the Tate Archives and Special Collections homepage.

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Submissions from 2012

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American Jihad: Understanding The Social Backlash Against Muslim Americans through the Context of Ethnotheatre, Sameehan Patel

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I Just Knew: Love Stories from Westminster Village, Allison M. Sutton

Submissions from 2009

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Voices from the Darkness: A House of Leaves Experience, Melanie Waltman, '09

Submissions from 2008

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"How skinny I got, and how fucking weird I was": Michael Shannon, Sarah Kane, Woyzeck and Experiential Theatre, Marti Lyons '08

Submissions from 2007

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Transformations of Menace: Naomi Wallace's Multiplicity of Threat and the Legacy of Harold Pinter, Charles Haugland '07

Submissions from 2006

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"Quartet:" Dissecting a Story, Elizabeth H. Williams '06

Submissions from 2005

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Arabian Nights (The Framing of Sherazade), Alison Daigle '05

Submissions from 2004

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Antihero: Jung and the Art of Storytelling, Amanda G. Bratton '04

Submissions from 2003

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There's No Business Like Show Business: The Business of Theatre, Danielle M. Drogos '03

Submissions from 2002

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See Jill Paint: An Experiment in Queer Film, Sarah M. Aubry '02

Submissions from 2001

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Cabaret: The Design and Production Process, Jennifer J. Owen '01

Submissions from 1997

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The Threadbare Thirties: Research for a Costume Design for Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take it With You, Lauren Hansen '97

Submissions from 1975

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Creative Dramatics as a Teaching Technique for Language Arts in the Primary Grades, Debra M. Engel

Submissions from 1973

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Communication Theory and Interpreters Theatre: Toward a Model for the Form, Gail Dixon '73

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A Study of Selected Vocabulary and Phonetic Speech Patterns of College Students in Illinois, James R. Osborn '73

Submissions from 1969

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The Educational Radio Media, James L. Tungate '69

Submissions from 1968

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An Interpreter's Guide to Rainer Maria Rilke, Joseph A. Leese '68