Date of Award

Summer 1969

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts




In the edition which follows, the objective has been to present a reading as well as an acting edition of Amelie Rives Troubetzkoy's Young Elizabeth. While major re­visions to the manuscript will be discussed briefly, it has not been the purpose to present a perfect collation of the separate manuscripts of the play. The intent, instead, has been to bring to light a significant contribution to dramatic literature.

The introductory section has been divided into three parts. Part I constructs an evolution of the creation of the play and serves as the major part of the introduction. Part II is concerned strictly with the manuscripts themselves and the different states that the drama passed through. Finally, Part III briefly discusses the methods employed in editing the text.