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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Arts (MA)
Department / School
Communication Studies and Theatre
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
Theater audiences -- Attitudes
South Dakota State University
Kendall-Hilderbrand, Kristin, "Cognitive Dissonance in Theatre Audience: Using Kenneth Burke's Identification Theory to Rhetorically Analyze The Runner Stumbles and Mass Appeal" (1993). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5982.