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Master of Arts (MA)




Jesse and the Bandit Queen is a funny, entertaining and touching look at the difference between the myth and the legend of desperado Jesse James in the infamous Belle Starr. Jesse was transformed into legend through his daring bank robberies, especially his unsuccessful attempt in Northfield, Minn. Belle, heroine of the lurid dime novels of the Old West, was often billed as the female Jesse James.


A Final Directing Project Presented to the Department of Dramatic Arts and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1984 Barbee Kay Davis.

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