Thesis - Open Access
Master of Arts (MA)
Department / School
The purpose of this study is to provide a historical survey and analysis of the early theatrical and community activities that occurred in the Dell Rapids, South Dakota, Opera House. The range of the study extends from 1888 to 1903, although certain years of newspapers are missing in research leaving a portion of the study incomplete. Therefore, this thesis must limit itself to the existing material. The historical survey includes a chronological record of professional and amateur entertainments as well as community activities-performance dates, names of the entertainments or activities, names of the playwrights, and recorded audience attendances whenever possible. It is the further purpose of this study to describe these theatrical and community activities in the setting of the Dell Rapids community during the period in which these activities occurred.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dell Rapids Opera House (Dell Rapids, S.D.) -- History
Theater -- South Dakota -- History
Theater -- History
Dell Rapids (S.D.)-- Theaters
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Perrin, Gerry A., "A History of the Theatrical and Community Activities in the Early Dell Rapids, South Dakota, Opera House" (1970). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5153.