Oral Interpretation

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Edition: 12th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2009-02-02
Publisher(s): Routledge
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For over fifty years,Oral Interpretationhas successfully prepared readers to analyze and perform literature through an accessible, step-by-step process. The authors classic commitment to helping readersunderstandliterature then toembodyandevokethe work has been refined to offer a more concise, user-friendly process that will help them succeed in their daunting first performance. Updated with a tightly edited collection of classic and contemporary selections, each chapter provides a wide variety of selections for learners at all levels. Chapters devoted to each genre---narrative, poetry, drama, group performanceexplore the unique challenges of each form while newly revised chapters on Using the Body and Using the Voice in performance introduce readers to technical exercises to promote performance flexibility.

Table of Contents

Basic Principles
A Beginning and an End Expect This!
Interpretation Requires
Communicating Interpretation Engages an Audience Interpretation
Involves a Literary Work in Its Intellectual and Emotional
Entirety Interpretation Celebrates a Literary Work in Its Aesthetic Entirety
Important Early Questions: Why Perform?
Is this Acting?
Sources of Material Intertextuality Choosing Your Selection
Three Touchstones Preliminary Analysis
Hoytrsquo;s Poem Preliminary Analysis
Dickinsonrsquo;s Poem Preliminary Analysis
Shermanrsquo;s Story Remember This!
Analyzing the Selection Expect This!
Preparing the First Performance Major Structural Components
Major Aesthetic Components Using the Tools
Synthesis Analyzing the Rehearsal and the Performance Remember
This! Selections for Analysis and Oral Interpretation
Voice Development for Oral Interpretation Expect
This! Relaxation Technique Breath Control Volume and Projection
Pitch and Quality Rate and Pause
Intelligibility of Speech Dialect Remember
This! Selections for Analysis and Oral Interpretation
Use of the Body in Oral Interpretation Expect This!
Technique Posture Kinesics Sense Imagery Empathy Using
Your Body in Rehearsal Eye Contact Analyzing the Rehearsal and the Performance Remember
This! Selections for Analysis and Oral Interpretation
Interpretation of Prose
Style and Types in Fiction and Nonfiction Expect
This! Style Types of Prose Remember
This! Selections for Analysis and Oral Interpretation
Narration Expect
This! Who Is Telling the Story?
Point of View What Is Going on Here?
Action and Plot What Sort of People Live in This Story?
Character What Are They Saying to Each Other?
Dialogue Creating Character Where Is All This Taking Place? Set
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