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Native American Theater

Basic Bibliography
Books
Articles and Chapters in Books
Papers
Dissertations and Theses

Basic Bibliography

  • Haugo Ann. "Contemporary Native Theater: Bibliography and Resource Materials." In American Indian Theater in Performance: A Reader. Ed. Hanay Geiogamah and Jaye T. Darby. Los Angeles: UCLA American Indian Studies Center, 2000. 367-90.
  • Dawes, Birgit. Native North American Theater in a Global Age: Sites of Identity Construction and Transdifference. Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter, 2007. 391-470.
  • See also issues of Canadian Theatre Review and Native Playwrights' Newsletter.
Books
  • Brask, Per, and William Morgan, eds. Aboriginal Voices: Amerindian, Inuit, and Sami Theater. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1992.
  • Dawes, Birgit. Native North American Theater in a Global Age: Sites of Identity Construction and Transdifference. Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter, 2007.
  • Geiogamah, Hanay, and Jaye T. Darby, eds. American Indian Theater in Performance: A Reader. Los Angeles: UCLA American Indian Studies Center, 2000.
Articles and Chapters in Books
  • Abbott, Larry. "Spiderwoman Theater and the Tapestry of Story." Canadian Journal of Native Studies 16 (1996): 165-80.
  • Appleford, Robert. "Making Relations Visible in Native Canadian Performance." Siting the Other: Re-visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama. Ed. Marc Maufort and Franca Bellarsi. Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2001. 233-46.
  • D'Aponte, Mimi Gisolfi. "Native Women Playwrights: Transmitters, Healers, Transformers." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 14 (1999): 99-108.
  • De Veaux, Masani Alexis, Kathleen Betsko, Hortensia Colorado, Vira Colorado, Vira Eva Johnson, Rosie Logan, and Spiderwoman Theater. "Issues of Race and Class." International Women Playwrights: Voices of Identity and Transformation. Ed. Anna Kay France and P. J. Corso. Proc. of the First Internat. Women Playwrights Conf., Oct. 18-23, 1988. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1993. 173-88.
  • Dickerson, Glenda, Barbara Graber, Dorothy Hewett, Nicole Mace, Tess Onwueme, and Spiderwoman Theater. "Myth, Legend and Ritual in Plays by Women." International Women Playwrights: Voices of Identity and TransformationM. Ed. Anna Kay France and P. J. Corso. Proc. of the First Internat. Women Playwrights Conf., Oct. 18-23, 1988. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1993. 105-20.
  • Geiogamah, Hanay L. "The New Native Ameircan Theater." In Dictionary of Native American Literature, ed. Andrew Wiget. New York: Garland, 1994. 377-81.
  • Gilbert, Reid. "Marie Clements's The Unnatural and Accidental Woman: 'Denaturalizing' Genre." Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches Theatrales au Canada 24, no. 1-2 (2003): 125-46.
  • Glaap, Albert-Reiner. "Drew Hayden Talyor's Dramatic Career." Siting the Other: Re-visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama. Ed. Marc Maufort and Franca Bellarsi. Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2001. 217-32.
  • Glancy, Diane. "Further (Farther): Creating Dialogue to Talk about Native American Plays." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 14 (1999): 127-30.
  • Haugo, Ann. "American Indian Theatre." The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 189-204.
  • Haugo, Ann. "Colonial Audiences and Native Women's Theatre: Viewing Spiderwoman Theater's Winnetou's Snake Oil Show from Wigwam City." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 14 (1999): 131-41.
  • Haugo, Ann. "Negotiating Hybridity: Native Women's Performance As Cultural Persistence." Women and Performance no. 14-15, v. 7, no. 2; v. 8, no. 1 (1995): 125-41.
  • Howard, Rebecca. "The Native American Women Playwrights Archive: Adding Voices." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 14 (1999): 109-16.
  • Howe, LeAnne. "Tribalography: The Power of Native Stories." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 14 (1999): 117-25.
  • King-Odjig, Alanis. "To Keep the Seventh Fire Lit: Script Development at De-Ba-Jeh-Mu-Jig." Canadian Theatre Review 87 (1996): 17-18.
  • King, Thomas. "Native Literature of Canada." In Dictionary of Native American Literature, ed. Andrew Wiget. New York: Garland, 1994. 353-69.
  • Knowles, Ric. "Translators, Traitors, Mistresses, and Whores: Monique Mojica and the Mothers of the Metis Nations." Siting the Other: Re-visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama. Ed. Marc Maufort and Franca Bellarsi. Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2001. 247-66.
  • Mattos, Justina T. "Stereotypes and Racial Relations in Hawaii's Contemporary Indigenous Drama." Native Playwrights' Newsletter no. 10 (1996): 18-30.
  • Mattos, Justina T. "Kumu Kahua Theatre: The First Ten Years." Native Playwrights' Newsletter no. 10 (1996): 30-47.
  • Maufort, Marc. "Forging and 'Aboriginal Realism': First Nations Playwriting in Australia and Canada." Siting the Other: Re-visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama. Ed. Marc Maufort and Franca Bellarsi. Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2001. 7-22.
  • Myers, Robert. "Mayan Indian Women Find Their Place Is on the Stage." New York Times 28 Sept. 1997: Arts & Entertainment, pp. 4, 12.
  • Oliva, Judy Lee. "Te Ata--A Chickasa Indian Performer: From Broadway to Back Home." Theatre History Studies 15 (1995): 3-26.
  • Schaefer, Henning. "A Celebration of Impurity? Syncretism and Hybridity in Native Canadian Theatre." Textual Studies in Canada 17 (2004). 79-96.
  • Stanlake, Christy. "Blending Time: Dramatic Conventions in Yvette Nolan's Annie Mae's Movement." Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 14 (1999): 143-49.
  • Turcotte, Gerry. "Collaborating with Ghosts: Dis/possession in The Book of Jessica and The Mudrooroo/Muller Project."Siting the Other: Re-visions of Marginality in Australian and English-Canadian Drama. Ed. Marc Maufort and Franca Bellarsi. Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2001. 175-92.
  • Yellow Robe, William S., Jr. "Speaking with Yellow Robe." Frank: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing and Art, no. 16/17 (1999): 101-04.

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Papers
  • Underiner, Tamara. "The Man from Rabinal, the Man from Bourgourg: How the Only (Extant) Indigenous Mayan Dramatic Text Entered 'Western' Discourse." 1994 ATHE Conference: Native Theatre Panels. July 30, 1994, Chicago.
  • Krasner, David. "Between Story and Discourse: The Trickster Figure in Native American Drama." 1994 ATHE Conference: Native Theatre Panels. July 30, 1994, Chicago.
Dissertations and Theses
  • Anderson, Brenda Jean. "The North American Indian in Theatre and Drama from 1605 to 1970." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Illinois, 1978.
  • Appleford, Robert. "The Indian 'Act': Postmodern Perspectives on Native Canadian Theatre." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Toronto, 2002.
  • Bannister, Denee Jaggers. "Native American Dance: A Synergy of Dance, Drama and Religion." [Hopi, Lakota, Tiwa Pueblo, Cherokee] DAI. Thesis, Univ. of Louisville, 2000.
  • Arndt, Grant Paul. "No Middle Ground: Ho-Chunk Powwows and the Production of Social Space in Native Wisconsin." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Chicago, 2004.
  • Berube, David Michael. "The Lakotan Ghost Dance of 1890: A Historiocritical Performance Analysis." DAI. Diss., New York Univ., 1990.
  • Brydon, Sherry. "Hiawatha Meets the Gitche Gumee Indians: The Visualization of Indians in Turn of the Century Hiawatha Plays." DAI. Thesis, Carleton Univ., 1993.
  • Cox, Paul Ronald. "The Characterization of the American Indian in American Indian Plays 1800-1860 As a Reflection of the American Romantic Movement." DAI. Diss., New York Univ., 1970.
  • Cunningham, Shawna Marie. "The Trickster in Transition: Tomson Highway's Theatrical Adaption of the Traditional Trickster Figure." DAI. Thesis, Univ. of Alberta, 1995.
  • Darby, Jaye T. "Know the Stories of Our Way: Towards a Culturally Complex Arts Education, Using Theatre as a Case Illustration." Diss., UCLA, 1996.
  • Doran, Gregory Killen. "Saying Good-Bye to Tonto: The Changing Representation of Natives in Canadian Drama." DAI. Thesis, Univ. of New Brunswick, 1995. [Tomson Highway, Drew Taylor, George Ryga, Gwen Pharis]
  • Ellis, Lawrence Simmers. "Turtle Sang Himself Together: Themes of Cultural Survival in the Oral Traditions of the Florida Panhandle Creek Indians." DAI. Diss., Arizona State Univ., 2003.
  • Ferrari, Pasquale. "Two Plays: 'Still Life in LA,' and 'Family Reunion in a Mirage.'" DAI. Diss., Univ. of Utah, 1984. [original plays]
  • First Rider, Amethyst Beverly. "Sweet Grass Visions: The Combination of Trickster and Theatre for the Transmission of Culture." DAI. Thesis, Univ. of Calgary, 1994.
  • Frank, Gene Roland. "The Relationship between Myth and Historical Fact in Writing Plays about the American West: Two Examples of Original Scripts." DAI. Diss., New York Univ., 2000.
  • Fullerton, Mary Elizabeth. "Reception and Representation: The Western Vision of Native American Performance on the Northwest Coast." DAI. Diss. Univ. of Washington, 1986.
  • Gould, Charlene Jeanette Burton. "Feminist Theatre for Working-Class Audiences in the United States." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Kansas, 1995. [Spiderwoman Theater]
  • Grose, Burl Donal. "'Here Come the Indians': An Historical Study of the Representations of the Native American upon the North American Stage, 1809-1969." DAI. Diss. Univ. of Missouri, 1979.
  • Gupta, Pallavi. "Stealing Horses: The Representation of Non-Natives in Native Canadian Literature." DAI. Diss., Dalhousie Univ., 2004.
  • Gustafson, Antoinette McCloskey. "The Image of the West in American Popular Performance." DAI. Diss., New York Univ., 1988.
  • Haugo, Ann M. "Staging Intervention: Native Women, Decolonization, and the American Theatre." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
  • Hearne, Joanna Megan. "'The Cross-Heart People': Indigenous Narratives, Cinema, and the Western." DAI., Diss., Univ. of Arizona, 2004.
  • Heath, Sally Ann. "The Development of Native American Theater Companies in the Continental United States." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, 1995.
  • Jenkins, Linda Carol Walsh. "The Performances of Native Americans as American Theatre: Reconnaissance and Recommendations." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Minnesota, 1975.
  • Joe, Joyce Brenda. "Ravens." DAI. MFA thesis, Univ. of British Columbia, 1990. [original play]
  • Jones, Eugene H. "Native Americans as Shown on the Stage, 1753-1916." DAI. Diss. City Univ. of New York, 1984.
  • Karter, M. Joshua. "The Dynamic between the Individual and the Community in Selected Native American Performances." DAI. Diss. New York Univ., 1979.
  • Kennedy, Nancy Margaret. "Reconfiguring the Past: Challenging the Notion of a Definitive Native Female Identity in Two Plays." DAI. Thesis, Univ. of Guelph, 1993. [Monique Mojica and Maria Campbell Griffiths]
  • Langlois, Karen Sally. "A Search for Significance. Mary Austin: The New York Years." DAI. Diss., Claremont Graduate Univ., 1987.
  • Lee, Monica Lucia. "From the Chronicles to the Stage: Arauco in the Theatre of the Golden Age." DAI. Diss., Univ. of British Columbia, 1993.
  • Leggatt, Judith. "Post-Colonial Tricksters: Cross-Cultural Encounters in Caribbean Literature and First Nations Canadian Literature." DAI. Diss., Queen's Univ. at Kingston, 1996.
  • Loether, Christopher Paul. "Verbal Art Among the Western Mono." DAI. Diss., Univ. of California, Los Angeles, 1991.
  • Menagh, Harry Beresford Bateman. "An Investigation of Navaho Mimicry." Diss., Univ. of Denver, 1962.
  • Mitchell, Richard William. "From Here to Modernity: Montage, Media, and the Composition of Theater." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, 1999.
  • Mulvey, Kathleen A. "The Growth, Development, and Decline of the Popularity of American Indian Plays before the Civil War." DAI. Diss., New York Univ., 1978.
  • May, Stephanie Anna. "Performances of Identity: Alabama-Coushatta Tourism, Powwows, and Everyday Life." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Texas at Austin, 2001.
  • Nieuwenhuyse, Craig Francis. "Six-Guns on the Stage: Buffalo Bill Cody's First Celebration of the Conquest of the American Frontier." DAI. Diss., Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1981.
  • Nutting, Stephanie Susan. "La representation de l'Indien dans le theatre quebecois du XXe siecle." DAI. Thesis, Queen's Univ. at Kingston, 1990.
  • Parnes, Uzi. "Pop Performance, Four Seminal Influences: The Work of Jack Smith, Tom Murrin--The Alien Comic, Ethyl Eichelberger, and the Split Britches Company." DAI. Diss., New York Univ., 1988. [Spiderwoman Theater]
  • Preston, Jennifer Carroll. "Tomson Highway: Dancing to the Tune of the Trickster." DAI. Thesis, Univ. of Guelph, 1990.
  • Rathbun, Paul Roland. "American Indian Dramaturgy: Situating Native Presence on the American Stage." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996. [Diane Glancy, William Yellow Robe, Hanay Geiogamah, Mark Medoff, Peter Shaffer, "Pocahontas"]
  • Rebhorn, Matthew. "Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier, 1829-1893." DAI. Diss., Columbia Univ., 2004.
  • Seidlitz, Lauri Shannon. "Native Theater for the Seventh Generation: On the Path to Cultural Healing." DAI. Thesis, Dalhousie Univ., 1994.
  • Sivak, Nadine. "'Howwe gonna find my me?': Postcolonial Identities in Contemporary North American Drama and Film." [susan Lori Parks, Daniel David Moses, Midi Onodera, Julie Dash] DAI Diss., Univ. of Toronto, 2000.
  • Smith, Ross D. "A Survey of Native American Serious Drama from 1900 to 1918." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Utah, 1952.
  • Spresser, James Clarence. "Native American Trilogy." DAI. Diss. Southern Illinois Univ., 1989. [original plays]
  • Stanlake, Christy Lee. "Mapping the Web of Native American Dramaturgy." DAI. Diss., Ohio State Univ., 2002.
  • Stanlake, Christy Lee. "Theatricalizing Power: A Performance Analysis of Selected Plays by Four Contemporary Native American Women Playwrights." Thesis, Univ. of Oklahoma, 1997. [Judy Lee Oliva, Diane Glancy, Marie Clements, and Yvette Nolan]
  • Sullivan, Sharon L. "Drama by Contemporary Native American Women." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Kansas, 2004. [Geraldine Keams, Vera Manuel, Monique Mojica, Annette Arkeketa, and Marie Clements]
  • Switzer, Marjorie Elizabeth. "The Development of Indian Plays on the American Stage with Special Reference to the Pocahontas Story." DAI. Thesis, Univ. of Chicago, 1929.
  • Thompson, Ayanna Tene. "Depicting Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage." DAI. Diss., Harvard Univ., 2001.
  • Van Luven, Marlene A. D. Lynne. "Charting the Territory: A Study of Feminism in English-Canadian Drama from 1967-1991." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Alberta, 1991.
  • Vassar, Andrew. "Forging a Native American Theatre: The Changing Form of the Plays of Hanay Geiogamah and Their Use of Ritual." Thesis, Univ. of Oklahoma, 1994.
  • Vassar, Andrew. "Hanay Geiogamah, Kiowa-Delaware Playwright: A Critical Biography." DAI. Diss., Univ. of Arkansas, 2002.
  • Wain, Jennifer Lynn. "The Playing the Middle: Where Literature Meets Performance in Tomson Highway's 'Rez' Plays." DAI. Thesis, Dalhousie Univ., 1993.
  • Wescott, Brian Michael. "'Freed to be Something New': Native American Journeys in the Performing Arts." DAI. Diss., Yale Univ., 1993.
  • Williams, Jerome. "El Teatro de Evangelizacion en Mexico Durante el Siglo XVI: Resena Historico-Literaria." DAI. Diss., Yale Univ., 1980.
  • Young, Dale T. "Bridging the Gap: Drew Hayden Taylor, Native Canadian Playwright in His Times." DAI. Diss., Bowling Green State Univ., 2005.

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