Theatre and Drama | Oral Interpretation I
T115 | ALL | all


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 studentsí 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.