Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Arts

First Advisor

Dr. Eric Wiley

Second Advisor

Dr. Marian Monta

Third Advisor

Dr. Jack R. Stanley


The famous members of The Algonquin Round Table once got together to write and produce a play called No, Sirree! Since very little is known about the production, questions remain of how the members decided to do such a production, what was the production, and what they later thought about the production. Since such information is missing, then I filled in the gaps with my imagination of writing and producing an original play that represents my research and my imagination of how the members of The Algonquin Round Table decided to do a play production, how they prepared for the production, and what they later thought about the production. By doing so, I illustrate their devices, such as comic language and comic plotting. I show the personalities and interactions of the Algonquin Round Table as well as what led to their collaboration. The purpose of was two-fold: to represent a little known happening in theatrical history that involved many great wits of theatrical comedy in New York during the 1920's. I wanted to recreate this historical representation to shed light on the attitudes and relationships of those renowned wits. Another aim was to entertain an audience, especially with comic language.


Copyright 2004 Thomas J. Fuschetto Jr.. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American