Date of Award
Professor Betty J. McCommas
This paper is the result of four hours of senior level study, and as such completes the requirements of the honors program for graduating with honor. A brief explanation of it is certainly in order.
I envisioned this paper as a series of essays, much along the same format as one of the "Twain Series," or "Twentieth Century Critical Reviews." As befits the title of this paper, they deal with both the theory and practice of Dramatic Criticism.
In several places I have opted to use the vocabulary of the original author in order to avoid Pen Warren's "heresy of paraphrase." If this inconveniences anyone, then I am truly sorry, but I felt it best not to run the risk of misrepresentation. The best source for those who are confused is the original article. Also, those who have not read Harvey by Mary Chase are advised to do so.
Locke, Kenneth M., "Dramatic Criticism: Theory and Practice" (1981). Honors Theses. 686.