Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Arts

First Committee Member

Ellis M. Pryce-Jones

Number of Pages



This thesis is a discussion of theatre literature and its place in the high school curriculum. Until now, no one has published what specific theatre texts should be taught to students in high school before they graduate. However, with national standards paving the way for the future of education, and the idea that no child will be left behind, every curriculum, not just the core ones, needs to have a list of required reading before a student graduates from high school. This is the only way to insure a well-rounded high school education in theatre. Thirteen diverse texts ranging from technical theatre to performance to playscripts make up this list. I conclude that these thirteen are the most accessible and, along with regular theatre classes, will give the student the well-rounded education that he or she needs to graduate from high school with a solid understanding of the collaborative art form.


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Controlled Subject

Theater; Education, Secondary; Language arts

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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