Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

Howard L. Runion

First Committee Member

Frances Brown [?]

Second Committee Member

Samuel F. Scott


In the last several years lists of theater organizations in California newspapers hare grown steadily. This writer asserts a need for study of active amateur and semiprofessional theater groups in California for gaining knowledge and understanding of cultural activities taking place about the Western United States. Such material would help students and adults interested in drama gain information where theaters remain active according to particular tastes.

After receiving a list of nonprofessional theater members of American National Theatre and Academy's California regions, theater activity presented itself to be of such quantity within the state that it became necessary to make definite limitations of the research area to do justice with the planned study. The final decision was made for this survey to cover communities surrounding the University of the Pacific's Stockton campus, referred to as Central California.





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