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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department / School

Communication Studies and Theatre

First Advisor

James L. Johnson


The purpose of this study is to make a rhetorical, critical analysis of Milan Stitt's, The Runner Stumbles and Bill C. Davis', Mass Appeal. The main focus will be the religious issues each playwright presents and how the words and symbols they have chosen can create cognitive dissonance among the audience members.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Davis, Bill C., 1952-Mass appeal
Stitt, Milan. The runner stumbles
Cognitive dissonance
Theater audiences -- Attitudes




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