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MA in Theatre History, Dramatic Criticism, Dramaturgy

Master of Arts in Theatre History, Criticism and Dramaturgy

The graduate program in theatre history and dramatic criticism at Texas State University is a 30 or 36 hour course of study leading to a Master of Arts degree. It is especially appropriate for those who plan to continue graduate studies in a Ph.D. program. Students enter the program in the fall semester.

Curriculum

Theatre History/Thesis Option (30 Hours):

            3 hours Drama Research 5301

            3 hours Dramatic Theory and Criticism 5367

            9 hours Theatre History (from TH 5365, TH 5369, TH 5371)

            3 hours Dramaturgy 5372

            6 hours Thesis 5399A and 5399

In Addition:  6 hours Cognate

Theatre History/Dramaturgy Option (36 Hours):

            3 hours Drama Research 5301

            3 hours Dramatic Theory and Criticism 5367

            3 hours Backgrounds of Modern Drama 5365

            3 hours Contemporary World Drama 5369

            3 hours Classical and Renaissance Drama 5371

            3 hours Dramaturgy 5372

            3 hours Problems in Theatre (Dramaturgy) 5360

            6 hours Directing 5364

            3 hours Creative Project 5398

            6 hours Cognate

Accomplishments

All of our graduate students are encouraged to submit their scholarly papers for conference consideration.  Below is a list of graduate students who were invited to present their papers at scholarly conferences, and those that received recognition for their work in other fields.

Accomplishments

 

MA in History and Criticism or Dramaturgy

Sara Christian

  • Accepted and Entered Ph.D. Program, Louisiana State University, 2016.
  • Conference Presentation: Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, Sam Houston University, 2016.
  • Conference Presentation: Seventh Annual International Research Conference at Texas State, Morning, Midnight, Spring and Summer: Expressionistic Techniques in Wedekind’s Spring’s Awakening and Kaiser’s From Morn to Midnight, 2015.
  • Dramaturg: Texas State Mainstage Patti Strickel Production of Evita, 2015
  • Dramaturg: Texas State Mainstage Patti Strickel Production of Kiss Me Kate, 2015.
  • Dramaturg: Texas State Studio Production Sunset Baby, 2015.

 

History Conference Presentations by Graduate Students in Other Theatre Disciplines

  • Conference Presentation: Jimmy Moore, Seventh Annual International Graduate Research Conference, Texas State, The Bold, The Beautiful, The Bacchae: Camping up a Classic, 2015.
  • Conference Presentation: Thornton Young, Seventh Annual International Graduate Research Conference, Texas State, The Unstable Mind of Willy Loman, 2015.
  • Conference Presentation: Amelia Bahr, Seventh Annual International Graduate Research Conference, Texas State, The Hidden and The Given: Names, Authority, and Power in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles, 2015.
  • Conference Presentation: Rocky Hopson, SETC, South East Theatre Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Postdramatic Theatre, 2015.
  • Conference Presentation:Amelia Bahr, The British Shakespeare Association Conference, Hull England, Outraged Husbands and Sneaky Suitors:  Le danse macabre in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, July 2016.
  • Conference Presentation Thornton Young, Eighth International Graduate Research Conference, Texas State, Torch Song Trilogy and the Emergence of Homonormativity, 2016.
  • Conference Presentation:  Sidney Rushing, An August Occasion: A National Conference on the Life and Legacy of August Wilson, Howard University, Washington, D.C., August Wilson against the Non-Traditional Casting Machine, 2016.

 

Contact

For more information please contact Dr. Sandra M. Mayo at th_gradadvisor@txstate.edu or 512.245.7889.