Oral Interpretation

Paperback | February 2, 2009

byTimothy Gura, Charlotte Lee

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For over fifty years, Oral Interpretation has successfully prepared students to analyze and perform literature through an accessible, step-by-step process. The authors classic commitment to helping students understand literature then to embody and evoke the work has been refined to offer students a more concise, user-friendly process that will help them succeed in their daunting first performance.

Updated with a tightly edited collection of classic and contemporary selections, each chapter provides a wide variety of selections for students at all levels. Chapters devoted to each genre---narrative, poetry, drama, group performance¿explore the unique challenges of each form while newly revised chapters on Using the Body and Using the Voice in performance introduce students to technical exercises to promote performance flexibility.

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For over fifty years, Oral Interpretation has successfully prepared students to analyze and perform literature through an accessible, step-by-step process. The authors classic commitment to helping students understand literature then to embody and evoke the work has been refined to offer students a more concise, user-friendly process t...

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For over fifty years,Oral Interpretationhas successfully prepared readers to analyze and perform literature through an accessible, step-by-step process. The authors classic commitment to helping readersunderstandliterature then toembodyandevokethe work has been refined to offer a more concise, user-friendly process that will help them ...

Timothy Gura, Brooklyn CollegeCharlotte Lee
Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.9 × 7.5 × 1.2 inPublished:February 2, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205582869

ISBN - 13:9780205582860

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Table of Contents

Part One ¿ Basic Principles
Chapter One ¿ A Beginning and an End
Chapter Two ¿ Analyzing the Selection
Chapter Three ¿ Voice Development for Oral Interpretation
Chapter Four ¿ Use of the Body in Oral Interpretation
Part Two ¿ Interpretation of Prose
Chapter Five ¿ Style and Types in Fiction and Nonfiction
Chapter Six ¿ Narration
Part 3 ¿ Interpretation of Drama
Chapter Seven ¿ Solo Performance of Drama
Chapter Eight ¿ Technique in Drama
Part Four ¿ Interpretation of Poetry
Chapter Nine ¿ Language of Poetry
Chapter Ten ¿ Structure of Poetry
Part Five ¿ Group Performance
Chapter Eleven ¿ Group Performance of Literature
Appendix A ¿ Building and Presenting a Program
Appendix B ¿ A Brief History of Theories of Interpretation