The Craft of Speaking II: Spoken Expression
Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-32H
Ronald Dean Bashford (Sections 02 and 03)
In this second course in the craft of speaking, students learn to shape and speak text to powerful effect. Students build on prior work to extend vocal range and capacity while learning component principles of spoken expression. Articulation, inflection, methods of contrast and interpretation, tone, verbal imaging and aural structures of poetry and rhetoric are practiced in a studio setting. Emphasis is placed on personal engagement and presence to others while speaking. Assignments in text scoring and memorization support class work. The course culminates in a public presentation of student work. Three class meetings per week.
Requisite: ThDa 32H-01. Spring semester. Professor Bashford.
KeywordsArtistic practice, Speaking attentive
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 20142015-16: Offered in Fall 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014
Contrary to the course description, this class will meet two times per week, not three.