Spring 2012

The Craft of Speaking II: Spoken Expression

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-225H

Formerly listed as: THDA-32H


Ron Bashford (Section 01)


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 125H. Spring semester.  Professor Bashford.


Artistic Practice, Community Based Learning, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2024

Note on Class Times

Submitted by Ron Bashford on Monday, 4/11/2011, at 11:35 PM

A prior version of this page indicated wrong class meeting times.  Please note the current, corrected times.

Depending on demand and schedules of students who have completed the requisite THDA 225H, a section may be added, or this time may be adjusted later.