COMM211 - Fox



COMM211 - ORAL INTERPRETATION
PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES

SELECTING:
Choose for performance something that:
is good literature.
is appropriate to the assignment.
will be entertaining and understandable to your audience.
that you like and understand.

JOURNAL ENTRIES
:
Write the date, hours, minutes spent selecting, scripting, analyzing, and rehearsing your performance; write a brief summary of what you accomplished during this time. These may be handwritten on looseleaf notebook paper or word processed. Be sure and include these entries with your script and analysis.

SCRIPTING:
Copy or type your script so that you can easily read it and it fits in the small notebook.
Put the title and author on the first page. Number each page.

Mark your script for interpretation by highlighting words to emphasize, marking pauses
with slashes, writing in action and any other necessary instructions.

Write a brief introduction that includes:
a. the title and author,
b. information necessary to set up your performance.

Put your script in a black half-sized notebook by either using a hole punch
or inserting it into transparent sheet protectors.

REHEARSAL:
Rehearse with your script, on your feet, aloud, at least three times.
Practice using the following performance techniques.

PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES:
Your introduction should be brief, clearly separated from the literature, and extemporaneous.
Carry your script in your hand while performing.
Dress neutrally or in a way that suggests a costume.
Look up approximately 80% of the performance time; the audience must see your face.
Begin and end a reading by looking up, rather than at the script.
Hold your notebook in one hand, if possible.
Be sure you can pronounce all the words correctly.
BE ENERGETIC! HAVE FUN!

ANALYSIS:
The written analysis required will be included your assignment sheet.
Use the following header on the upper right corner:
Your name, date of performance, and assignment type.
Begin all analyses with the following:
Title of performance.
Title(s) and author(s) of selection or selections.



COMM211