Spring 2015

The Craft of Speaking II: Spoken Expression

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

Formerly listed as: THDA-32H

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Ronald Dean Bashford (Section 01)

Description

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 presentations of prepared texts. Two class meetings per week.

Requisite:  THDA 125H.  Spring semester.  Professor Bashford.

Keywords

Fine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice, Community based learning, Speaking attentive

Offerings

2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015