The Curtain Club's Closing Curtain
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The Curtain Club was Ursinus' student theater organization that definitively originated in 1930, but it disappeared in 1968. During the same year, the club changed its name to "ProTheatre." By analyzing past articles from the Ursinus Weekly, Ruby yearbooks, diversity ratios among students, performances, and campus trends from the 1950s until 1968, we demonstrate that the name signifies Ursinus' focus on the transition into a more inclusive and democratic environment. Reorganizing the "Curtain Club" into "ProTheatre" signifies Ursinus' shift into being "pro-change."
digital humanities, history, Ursinus College, Curtain Club, ProTheatre, theater productions, playbills, diversity
Digital Humanities | Higher Education | Theatre History
DiBattista, Sophia; Hudick, Katie; and Makuc, Joseph, "The Curtain Club's Closing Curtain" (2018). Digital History Projects. 9.
Students involved in this project maintained blogs throughout the course of the semester. The following are links to the blog entries: