The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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"Lemme Listen to This Real Quick": An Investigation of Choreographing from Musical Structure, Emily L. Baird
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Yo Soy Una Mujer, Yo Soy Latina, Now you see my life in the U.S.: Testimonies of Undocumented Latina Women, A Navigation of their everyday lives through a Devised Performance, Stephanie Castrejon
Department: Sociology and Anthropology; Theatre and Dance

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"The Word Is Hula": An Exploration of the Use of Hula in Christian Churches on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, Emily Donato
Department: Sociology and Anthropology; Theatre and Dance

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So Many Skills, So Little Time: The Notion of Craft in the Creation of Theatrical Props and Costumes, Zoe H. Madden
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Conceptualizing Female Punk in the Theatre: The Riot Grrrl Revolution as a Radical Force to Inspire a Devised Solo Performance, Summit J. Starr
Department: Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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La vida es a Dream: The nuances of acting a translation explored through Calderón de la Barca’s Life is a Dream., Erika Daun
Department: Spanish; Theatre and Dance

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The Making of Scapin: An Analysis of the Historical Influences Affecting the Scenic Design for the Production of Bill Irwin’s Scapin, Sidney A. Martin
Department: Theatre and Dance

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“But I Hope You’re Not Offended”: A Look at Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park Through the Structural Perspective of Critical Race Theory, Nora M. Yawitz
Department: Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

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Rethinking the Role: An Alternative Stage Management Method, Chelsea A. Gillespie
Department: Theatre and Dance

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“And don't forget that poetry is language for its own sake:” In-yer-Face Theatre, Sarah Kane, and Crave, Janna M. Haywood
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Voices From the Woods: Classic Fairy Tales Revisited and Revised, Amanda C. O'Donnell
Department: English; Theatre and Dance

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A Moving Stage: An Applied Analysis of Stage Management Techniques Used for a Small Independent Touring Theatre Troupe, Benjamin E.C. Pfister
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Rehearsing Realities Through Storytelling: An Application of R.A.C.E. of Albany Park Theatre Project's Production and Performance Process of HOME/LAND, Bria J. Price
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Settle the Score: A Close Look at the Connection between Dance and Music, Amadi Washington
Department: Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2013

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From the Outside In: a Comparative Analysis of Performance Techniques, Mark Banks
Department: Theatre and Dance

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The Fight to Exist: An Examination of Racial Identities on The College of Wooster Campus, Kenneth Perry Jr
Department: Theatre and Dance

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The Fight to Exist: a Examination of Racial Identities on the College of Wooster Campus, Kenneth Perry Jr
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Scenic Design and Cultural Space: Towards a Communicative and Heterogeneous Space, Kaleigh A. Richards
Department: Theatre and Dance

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What is a God Onstage: Fabricating the Horses for Equus, Paul Swanson
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Process and Performance: a Study of Solo and Collaborative Performance and Their Compositional Methods, Amanda Marie Wagner
Department: Theatre and Dance

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The Cinema of Videodance: Understanding Time, Space, and Energy on Film, Annie Woller
Department: Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2012

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Let's Do the Time Warp Again: a Study of Rituals and Themes That Keep the Cult Phenomenon of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Alive, Selena M. F. Gray
Department: Theatre and Dance

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How Can Theatre Enhance An Understanding of Ethics Perfected By Unconditional Love?, James Lance
Department: Philosophy; Theatre and Dance

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Hollywood Couture: An Analysis of High-End Fashion in Film, Breanne Lengacher
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Repercussions and Shifts in Form Between Ntozake Shange's Play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf and Tyler Perry's Film For Colored Girls, Jaquet Long
Department: Theatre and Dance

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These Boots Are Made For Rocking: a Study in Costuming, Hannah Middendorf
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Designer As Dramaturg: a Critical Look at the Design Process and Its Possibilities Through the Production of Ernesto Anaya's Las Meninas, Bronwyn Schlaefer
Department: Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2011

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An Eye For the Future: Digitalizing Costume Collections in the Twenty-First Century, Julie Melrose
Department: Theatre and Dance

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The Regular Season: An Exploration of the Effects of Research and Self Reflection on the Creative Process, Lindsay Phillips
Department: Theatre and Dance

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The Hero and the Stage, Owen Reynolds
Department: Theatre and Dance

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So, You Think You Can Dance? - An Examination of Societal Expectations of Dance and Performance, Kaitlin Yankello
Department: Sociology and Anthropology; Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2010

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Good Face: An Examination of Stereotype in Neil Labute's Beauty Trilogy, Laura Vandiver
Department: Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2008

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"Onward Christian Soldier" : The Allegorical Relationship Between the Crucified Christ and Great War British Soliders on the Western Front and the Essence of Clerical Revivalism As Expressed in Primary Accounts of the War Experience, and Presented With the Mourning Breed, and Original Devised Performance Piece in One Act, Sarah B. Engdahl
Department: History; Theatre and Dance

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The Costumes of Cabaret: An Analysis of Audience's Perceptions of Historic Gender Roles and Sexuality, Stefanie Genda
Department: Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2007

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Staging a Reality: the Reaffirmations of Mainstream American Identity Through Three Native American Historical Outdoor Dramas, Kristen J. Cooperkline
Department: History; Theatre and Dance

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"A Woman Playing a Woman? Where's the Trick in That?": Women's Gender Performativity Explored Through a Theatrical Lens, Rachel Fichter
Department: Theatre and Dance; English

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Choreographing Roots: a Study of a Square Dance Community in Northeast Ohio, Rachel Libben
Department: Sociology and Anthropology; Theatre and Dance

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I Hate Packing, Katie Nelson-Croner
Department: Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2006

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And They Turned Her Into a Tree! Metamorphosis in Ovid and Once on This Island, Yi-Ning Lin
Department: Classical Studies; Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2005

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"Alter the World; It Needs It": the Modern Presence of Bertolt Brecht's Epic Theatre, Whitney Huss
Department: Theatre and Dance

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Tartuffe: An Analysis of Design Strategies; Devices of Theatricality and Alienation through an Adaptation of Selected Semiotic Principles and Vocabulary, Ada Elizabeth Sharwell Smith
Department: Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2003

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"But I Don't Have Any Boot Straps" Fashion, Gender, and Social Mobility in Eighteenth Century Britain, Anne C. Medlock
Department: History; Theatre and Dance

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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3 Sheep in Search of a Model: Velina Hasu Houston, Cherrie Moraga and Suzan-Lori Parks in Relation to Liberal, Radical and Materialist Feminism in the United States, Liliona A. Quarmyne

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Fairy Tale Scripts or Happily-Ever-After is all He Wrote, Cheryl R. Farney

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1998

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Lights, Hellman Rolling, Action, Gregory B. Licht
Department: English; Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1997

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22 Is Catching, Jill Bartholomew
Department: English; Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1995

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Cultural Consequences of the Vampire in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Ann Rice's Interview With the Vampire; "Bite Me...", Elizabeth A. Staruch
Department: English; Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1993

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Dance As a Social Construct: Sex-Role Socialization in the Ballet Classroom, Madelon E. Tieman
Department: Sociology and Anthropology; Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1988

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Emerging From the Ghetto Without Getting Lost in the Shuffle: Jane Martin's Talking With in the Context of Women's Drama, Caroline T. DeWalt
Department: English; Theatre and Dance

Senior Independent Study Theses from 1986

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Dutchman: The Play, the Criticisms and the Experience, Sara Lake
Department: History; Theatre and Dance