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 Degree Discipline: Speech and Drama
 Collection: UNT Theses and Dissertations
The Adventist Movement in Trinidad: A Case-Study in Intercultural Communication

The Adventist Movement in Trinidad: A Case-Study in Intercultural Communication

Date: December 1971
Creator: Noel, Augustine B.
Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is that of devising methods to assist teachers of Christianity in reaching and attracting a fast-growing and enlightened country. The Adventist church, along with other churches, is being challenged in communicating its message to a populace consisting of varied ethnic groups. This investigation has a two-fold purpose: (1) to study intercultural communications in order to locate principles which are applicable to missionary endeavors, and (2) to place these principles at the disposal of missionary personnel for their selective use in disseminating the beliefs of Christianity.
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An Analysis and Production Book for a Contemporary Staging of Irwin Shaw's Bury the Dead

An Analysis and Production Book for a Contemporary Staging of Irwin Shaw's Bury the Dead

Date: August 1973
Creator: Holland, Charles Austin
Description: The problem of this thesis is concerned with the directing and producing of a 1936 peace play, Bury the Dead, by Irwin Shaw. The production attempts to heighten the relevancy of the play to modern audiences. The project experiments with applying contemporary machines and techniques to a dated script containing realistic dialogue, a dualistic point of view, and a surrealistic idea of dead soldiers rising from their graves. The task generates a particular responsibility and challenge in that the use of contemporary machinery must be carefully chosen in such a way that it does not interfere with the message of the play.
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An Analysis and Production Book for a Staging of Samuel Spewack's Under the Sycamore Tree

An Analysis and Production Book for a Staging of Samuel Spewack's Under the Sycamore Tree

Date: August 1967
Creator: Long, Jerry Lyndon
Description: It is the purpose of this study to (1) produce a play in an expressionistic style; (2) submit a thesis of analysis; and (3) present the thesis in such a way as to show that an expressionistic style can be applied to a play written for the professional stage in a creative, artistic manner.
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An Analysis and Staging of Burnt Offering, an Original Play by Beverly McIntosh

An Analysis and Staging of Burnt Offering, an Original Play by Beverly McIntosh

Date: December 1972
Creator: Jaks, Carl Allen
Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is that of directing and producing an original play. The study attempts to take an original script which contains very little indication of setting, description of character, or stage direction, and establish workable patterns of interpretation and action, all of which are consistent and compatible with the central theme and idea of the script. The task generates a particular responsibility and challenge in that the experiment is happening for the first time.
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An Analysis of Acitational Characteristics in the Species of Stokely Carmichael

An Analysis of Acitational Characteristics in the Species of Stokely Carmichael

Date: December 1971
Creator: Bloomquist, Judy Wilson
Description: In this study, six speeches delivered by Stokely Carmichael, during and immediately following his role as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, have been analyzed to determine if, and in what ways, Carmichael used the elements of agitational rhetoric.
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An Analysis of Attitudes toward the Role of the PTA and its Communication of Goals and Programs

An Analysis of Attitudes toward the Role of the PTA and its Communication of Goals and Programs

Date: August 1973
Creator: Novak, Rynell S.
Description: The purpose of this study is to examine some aspects the Parent Teacher Association through designing a questionnaire, administering it to individuals involved to some degree in the organization, evaluating the data received, and then making knowledgeable observations about it. The specific aspects to be examined are its role and its communication of goals and programs as seen by several groups. Although the scope is limited to the Texas PTA, attitudes toward PTA in general are reflected in the responses.
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An Analysis of the Old Testament Prophetic Elements in the Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

An Analysis of the Old Testament Prophetic Elements in the Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date: December 1972
Creator: McMullen, Jo A.
Description: This study analyzes five speeches delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. to determine the ways in which King used the elements of prophetic rhetoric. It examines the major Old Testament prophets, Amos and Ezekiel specifically, for parallels in the following areas: (1) the life, personality, and spiritual calling of the prophet, (2) the language, prophecies, and central themes of the prophet's message, and (3) the historical period in which the prophet lived and the events that created a need for the rhetoric of prophecy.
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An Analysis of Three Modes of Group Interpretation in the Speech Arts Curriculum

An Analysis of Three Modes of Group Interpretation in the Speech Arts Curriculum

Date: August 1968
Creator: Young, Jerry D.
Description: Four objectives guided the research and writing of this thesis. First, there was an attempt to identify and establish specific educational goals for a group interpretation production. Second, there was an effort to describe certain procedures for selecting, adapting, arranging, and presenting a piece of literature to an audience through a group interpretation performance. Third, this thesis attempted to relate the three modes of group interpretation—Choric Interpretation, Readers Theatre, and Chamber Theatre—as a single art form. Fourth, there has been an attempt to suggest specific evaluative criteria and evaluation sheets for group interpretation performances.
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A Burkeian Analysis of Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana

A Burkeian Analysis of Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana

Date: December 1971
Creator: Prothro, Brenda S.
Description: The purpose of this study is to apply Kenneth Burke's dramatistic method' of analysis to Tennessee Williams' play The Night of the Iguana.
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A Burkeian Analysis of the Rhetoric of Gloria Steinem

A Burkeian Analysis of the Rhetoric of Gloria Steinem

Date: August 1973
Creator: Timmerman, Susan McCue
Description: The purpose of this study has been to analyze the rhetoric of Gloria Steinem in order to determine how she uses identification in her attempts to unify the members of the Women's Liberation Movement and to enlist the cooperation of others outside the movement.
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