Performance of Literature
The class studies literary materials through the mode of interpretive performance. The emphasis is on the interaction between performer, text, and audience.
Format for this class:
Interpretation is life!
When you read a book the words come to life in your mind, and then you have to make them yours through your interpretation. The Performance of Literature class helps prepare potential Speech Teachers for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) competitions in Oral Interpretation. This course focuses on the preparation and performance of programs consisting of prose and poetry, along with learning the criteria for judging, coaching, and participating in UIL events.
This class is Fun!
What you will learn:
In this class you will learn what constitutes “good” literature—it’s not “Chicken Soup”!
You will learn how to analyze a piece of literature, and you will determine who is speaking versus who is listening.
You will learn how to build stage presence. You will learn how to present yourself to an audience with confidence and authority.
Lastly you will expand your knowledge of yourself.
By creating characters in literature, you learn to view—and represent-- the world through another’s eyes.