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Abstract Professor Robert S. Breen joined the faculty of the Northwestern University in 1947. Professor Breen’s distinguished academic career included his originating and refining the concept of Chamber Theatre. Chamber Theatre, now widely known and used, permitted the dramatic presentation of fiction and non-fiction without the artificial elimination of the narrator which more traditional dramatizations required. Readers' Theatre, the ensemble presentation of dramatic literature, were also a research...
Abstract The Series is arranged in three subseries: E-10 Seminar Course Papers, files on Masters Degree Candidates who completed their degrees, and files on Ph.D. Candidates.
Abstract Lilla Heston was a professor in the Interpretation Department of the School of Speech at Northwestern University. She was a prolific author, editor, and performer, focusing on drama and the interpretation of literature. She wrote numerous articles and reviews relating to literature and performance, edited textbooks on drama, and adapted, directed, and performed in scores of stage productions throughout her career. The Lilla Heston papers are arranged into the following subseries: biographical...
Abstract The series is arranged in eight subseries: Correspondence, General files, Doctoral Honors Seminar files, Fine and Performing Arts Sub-Committee files, Theatre and Interpretation Building files, Summer Symposia files, Graduate Recitals files, and Departmental Presentations files.