ADVANCED ORAL INTERPRETATION
COMM211
ANNE FOX
SPRING SEMESTER, 2003


COMM330-001 12:15-1:30 TR ECTR116
       

TEXT:

Judy Yorden,, Experimental Theatre.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is an advanced course designed to provide the opportunity to understand and interpret experimental group performance types, working in groups.

COURSE GOALS: Objectives for this course are for you: .

  • 1. To increase awareness of all types of literary genres.
  • 2. To develop new and different performance experiences.
  • 3. To expand creative performance techniques.
  • 4. To establish new performance conventions.
  • 5. To learn more about yourself as a result of the group process.
  • 6. To improve listening skills.
  • 7. To be able to accept and give constructive criticism.
Performances:*Immediately after each performance, every group will submit a copy of the performance script and their written analysis in a folder with the group name on the outside top right corner.
READERS THEATRE VARIOUS EXERCISES
CHAMBER THEATER  
PERSONAL NARRATIVE  
FINAL PERFORMANCE  
   
   

 

 

A final portfolio in a three ring binder of 1” or more, with a table of contents,and tabs for each assignment. The following must be included:

  • Selections as prepared (scripted) for class.
  • Written analyses as required.
  • Critique sheets.
  • Self critique of each performance.
  • Record of group rehearsal time with summary of work accomplished at each session.
  • Critiques of one other performance per round.
OUTSIDE CRITIQUES:

You can receive extra credit (5 points each, up to three) for either attending or performing in plays or readings. To receive credit for these, you must submit a minimum one-page critique. The opening paragraph of this critique will include the when, what, where and who of the performance. Critique the positive as well as the negative aspects of the performance. Specifics are required.
CRITIQUES:

Written and oral critiques will be provided to all speakers by both the instructor and members of the class. Each class member is expected to critique two speakers for each speech assignment, except the self-introductory and the impromptu speech. Extra credit (5 points each, up to three) may also be earned by attending speaking events (approved by the instructor) and by submitting a brief critique of each event.

WRITTEN WORK:

All written work must be typed and proofed for errors. Errors in spelling and grammar will reduce your grade. Written work with ten or more errors will receive a zero (0). Grades on outlines and other written work are reduced 10% for every school day they are late. You must submit all written work directly to your instructor. Neither your instructor nor the Communication Department will accept responsibility for your papers that are left on desks, in mailboxes, or given to others. Correct format and neatness of work are required.

ATTENDANCE:

Since communication is a process which requires both speaker and listener, your attendance at all classes is necessary for you to fulfill the needs of this class. You will be participating at all times either as a speaker or a listener/critic. Ten points will be deducted from your total points for each absence in excess of three. The only exception to this penalty is for verified medical reasons or emergencies. Three tardies or leaving class early equals one absence. A student will be dropped from this course for excessive absences (i.e., 25% or more of the scheduled classes). In addition, if you miss a scheduled speech, any make up speech is at your instructor’s discretion and will carry a 20% penalty for that assignment. Therefore, a make up speech can receive no grade higher than a C+. There is no automatic right to make up a speech. For those students who maintain a perfect attendance record, a bonus of five points will be added to the final grade.

OTHER CLASS POLICIES:

Students are expected to keep current in the reading of the text, even if chapter material is not directly covered in class. Exams will be drawn primarily from the textbook. Plagiarism Policy: Any student caught cheating on an exam, using (plagiarizing) someone else's speech topic, outline, or notes, or lifting information from sources without citing those sources (another form of plagiarism) will be given an automatic "F" for the course.

QUIZZES:

There will be three quizzes covering the text and lectures.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Performances Points Other Points
    Class Participation 25
READERS THEATRE 100 Homework, classwork 25(approx)
CHAMBER THEATRE 100    
PERSONAL NARRATIVE 100 Quizzes (30@) 90
FINAL 125 Final Portfolio 50
EXERCISES 100 TOTAL FOR COURSE: 715




GRADING: FINAL GRADES WILL BE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING SCALE:

A 91%-100%
B+ 87%-90%
B 81%-86%
C+ 77%-80%
C 71%-76%
D 65%-70%
F Below 65%




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