Date of Award

Spring 2004

Document Type

Legacy Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Theatre, Musical


College of Humanities and Fine Arts

First Advisor

Sandi Shackelford


The Woman in White: Uncensored is an effort to encourage the re-examination of Victorian drama. One part of the project consists of re-writing a Victorian play (I have chosen Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White) to be truer to its parent novel. The second part is a research paper relating all the information I found regarding censorship, audience preference, the popularity of melodrama, and any other reasons there were for novels being bowdlerized (or altered) when adapted for the stage.