Communicating Literature An Introduction to Oral Interpretation

ISBN-10: 0757508472

ISBN-13: 9780757508479

Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Todd V. Lewis

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Book details

List price: $50.09
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/20/2004
Pages: 264
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

#65279;Todd T. Lewis is Professor of World Religions at College of the Holy Cross.

Preface
Permissions
Introduction to Oral Interpretation
Oral Interpretation as "Synergism"
Definition
Experiences in Literature
Classification by Genres
Confronting Your Fear of Performance
Interpretation and Acting
Presenting Your First Reading
Introductions/Teasers/Transitions
Assignments
A History of Oral Interpretation
Greece
Ancient Israel
Rome
Early Christian Era
Middle Ages
The Renaissance and Elocutionary Periods
The Storyteller
Lecture Circuits
The Twentieth Century and Beyond
Communicating Literature: Theory and Perceptions
Communicative Intent in the Performance of Literature
What Constitutes a "Text"?
Interdependency of: Literature/Interpreter/Observer
Literature as Message
Interpreter as Translater
Introductions as Justification for Performance Choices
Observers as Receptors/Responders/Critics
A Communication Model for Oral Interpretation
Explanation of the Model
Conclusion
Nonverbal Communication and Oral Interpretation
Overview
Kinesics
Emblems
Illustrators
Regulators
Affect Displays
Adaptors
Oculesics
Physical Appearance
Proxemics and Haptics
Chronemics
Conclusion
Assignments
Vocal Factors and Oral Interpretation
Overview
Voice Qualities
Pitch
Volume
Tempo and Rhythm Control
Articulation and Pronunciation
Resonance
Vocal Set
Vocalizations
Connotation and Denotation
Conclusion
Assignments
Preparation for Oral Interpretation: Analysis
Primary Ideas in a Text
Sequence Elements and Message
Time Aspects
Setting
Persona Point-of-View
Audience Perceptions
Textual Language Choices
Conclusion
Preparation for Oral Interpretation: Rehearsals and Performance
Cutting and Editing
Writing the Introduction
Performing with a Script
Choosing Focus
Sensory Sensitivity
Audience Feedback
Making a Strong Initial Impression
Assignments
Oral Interpretation of Prose
Categories of Prose
Component Features of Prose
Tag Lines and Dialogue
Rhythm
Types of Prose
Prose Performance Decisions
Choices for Performance of Prose
Short Stories
Novels
Histories, Biographies, Autobiographies
Essays, Letters, Prayers, Diaries
Assignments
Oral Interpretation of Drama: Solo and Duo
Features of Drama
Projecting Dramatic Elements
Drama Performance Decisions: The Solo Artist
Drama Performance Decisions: Duo Sharing
Performing Shakespeare
Choices for Drama Performance: The Solo Interpreter
Monologues
Comedies
Serious Period Drama
Classics
Choices for Drama Performance: Duo Performers
Assignments
Oral Interpretation of Poetry
Characteristics of Poetry
Genres of Poetry
Component Features of Poetry
Figures of Speech
Repetition and Parallelism
Rhyme Scheme
Meter
Prior Preparation for Poetry Interpretation
Suggestions for Poetry Performance
Classical Poetry (Conventional and Free Verse)
Modern Poetry
Song Lyrics
Assignments
Readers Theatre and Other Group Forms of Interpretation
Definitive Features of Readers Theatre
Script Preparation
Casting and Rehearsing
Staging and Blocking
Conclusion
Assignments
Evaluating Oral Interpretation Performances
Listening to a Performance
Evaluating a Performance
Comments on Introductions and Transitions
Comments on Literary Choice
Comments on Portrayal of Personae
Comments on Delivery Techniques
Comments on Nonverbal Communication
Concluding Comments
Listening Reports
Journal Articles
Sample Suggested Recordings and Publishers
Assignments
Specialized Forms and Outlets for Oral Interpretation
Program Oral Interpretation
Original Material Interpretation
Performing Children's Literature
Multicultural Interpretation
Religious Scripture Interpretation
Performance Outlets
Festivals and Forensic Contests
Oral Interpretation and Community Service
Outlets for Your Future
Assignments
Evaluation Critique Sheets
Prose
Prose (2)
Duo Drama
Solo Drama
Shakespeare
Poetry
Program Interpretation
Children's Literature
Generic Form
Readers Theatre
Listening Report
Listening Report #2
Listening Report #3
Journal Report #1
Journal Report #2
Festival/Forensics Report
Festival/Forensics Report #2
Index
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