The Craft of Speaking II: Spoken Expression
Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-225H
Formerly listed as: THDA-32H
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Ronald Dean 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 presentations of prepared texts. Two class meetings per week.
Requisite: THDA 125H. Spring semester. Professor Bashford.
KeywordsFine arts for non-majors, Artistic practice, Community based learning, Speaking attentive
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015