Theatre and Drama | Oral Interpretation I
T115 | 4596-4598 | Norris
Fulfills AHLA Requirements
This class is based on the idea that literature is an expression of
profound human experience,and that the best way to share personally
meaningful literature is to read it aloud to another person. The
subject of this course is the analysis and public sharing of
selections of poetry, prose,and drama of the students' own choosing.
Consequently, the course requires substantial time outside of class
devoted to reading collections of prose, drama, and poetry in the
search for important, interesting, and artistically satisfying
selections for interpretation. Oral Interpretation is not an acting
class, though it is a performance class. It is not a course on
public speaking,though students will work to develop their speaking
skills. It is not a literature class, though considerable time will
be spent discussing form, style, and genre.
TEXT: Yordon, Judy R. Roles in Interpretation. 3rd ed.
ASSIGNMENTS: There will be four major interpretation projects, each
requiring a written
analysis and a formal in class performance. Due to the nature of the
course, good attendance and
active participation are required.
EXAMS: The last interpretation project of the semester will be
conducted by small groups
and will serve as the final examination for the course..