Abstract

This work explores persuasive performances, or performances which are wrought in order to affect changes in the thoughts, attitudes, emotions, ideas, beliefs, and opinions of others. Such performances are located in a space between the disciplines of performance studies and rhetoric. This work offers one way in which such performances might be better understood by proposing a model of negotiation comprised of the techniques of rhetorical dramatism and performance studies. A political debate and parts of Shakespeare's The Tempest are analyzed as examples using the model. This work represents an invitation to scholars of the disciplines of rhetoric and performance studies to act together -- to consubstantiate-- in order to better explore the space between their disciplines.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Theatre and Media Arts

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Date Submitted

2016-06-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd8757

Keywords

rhetoric, performance studies, persuasion, Kenneth Burke, Richard Schechner

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