9780534620011

Performing Literary Texts Concepts and Skills (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534620011

  • ISBN10:

    0534620019

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

PERFORMING LITERARY TEXTS (WITH INFOTRAC) gives you the skills and strategies you need for success in your oral interpretation course. Offering a performance-oriented approach, you'll see you to take into account the audience and the occasion as well as diversity and culture as it relates to performance, storytelling, and analysis. You'll also learn to cope with performance anxiety, Performing Literary Texts provides you with what you need to effectively perform and analyze literary texts for diverse audiences.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction to Oral Performances
1(18)
Performance and Aesthetic Communication
2(1)
Why Perform Aesthetic Texts?
3(1)
Performance Traditions
4(3)
Some Western Traditions
4(2)
Some Non- Western Traditions
6(1)
Elements of Performance
7(5)
Place
8(1)
Content
8(1)
Audience
9(1)
Intention or Goal
10(2)
Reading, Acting, and Performing Literary Texts
12(1)
Overcoming Anxiety (Stage Fright)
13(3)
Process Anxiety
13(1)
Performance Anxiety
14(2)
Summary
16(1)
Key Terms
17(1)
Questions and Exercises
17(2)
Performers and Audiences
19(17)
Your Relationship with Your Audience
21(7)
Demographic Analysis
22(1)
Psychological Analysis
22(4)
Emotional Analysis
26(1)
Situational Analysis
27(1)
Your Role as an Audience Member
28(5)
Audience Roles
28(2)
Audience Responsibilities
30(3)
Summary
33(1)
Key Terms
34(1)
Questions and Exercises
35(1)
Selecting Literary Texts for Performance
36(15)
Consider the Merits of the Text
37(7)
Universality
38(1)
Uniqueness
39(2)
Significance
41(2)
Emotionally Evocative Literature
43(1)
Consider Your Interests and Skills
44(1)
Consider the Time Allotment
45(1)
Ethical Considerations
45(4)
Ethics and Text Choices
45(2)
Ethical Cutting and Adaptation
47(1)
Copyrights and Ethics
48(1)
Summary
49(1)
Key Terms
49(1)
Questions and Exercises
49(2)
Analyzing Texts
51(28)
Modal Analysis
52(11)
Lyric Mode
54(4)
Dramatic Mode
58(3)
Epic Mode
61(2)
Dramatistic Analysis
63(7)
Agent---Who?
63(1)
Act---What?
64(1)
Scene---Where? When? In What Circumstances?
64(1)
Agency---How?
64(1)
Purpose---Why?
65(1)
A Sample Dramatistic Analysis
66(4)
Transtextual Analysis
70(3)
Intertextuality
70(1)
Paratexts
71(1)
Metatexts
71(1)
Hypotexts and Hypertexts
72(1)
Architexts
72(1)
Analysis Through Performance
73(3)
Playing
73(1)
Testing
74(1)
Choosing
75(1)
Repeating
75(1)
Presenting
75(1)
Summary
76(1)
Key Terms
77(1)
Questions and Exercises
77(2)
Using Your Voice and Body
79(27)
Vocal Expressiveness
80(10)
Rate and Volume
81(1)
Pitch Variation
82(1)
Duration
83(1)
Stress
84(1)
Diction
85(3)
Vocal Quality and Vocalizations
88(1)
Phrasing
89(1)
Bodily Expressiveness
90(12)
Facial Expressions
92(1)
Other Bodily Movements
93(3)
Focus
96(6)
Summary
102(1)
Key Terms
103(1)
Questions and Exercises
103(3)
Preparing for Performance
106(10)
Creating an Introduction
107(3)
Draw Attention to the Text
107(1)
Show Relevance
108(1)
Provide Background Information
109(1)
Identify the Text and Author
109(1)
Put It All Together
109(1)
Familiarizing Yourself with the Text
110(3)
Using a Manuscript
113(1)
Summary
114(1)
Key Terms
114(1)
Questions and Exercises
114(2)
Performing Prose
116(34)
Nonfiction Prose
117(5)
Expository Prose
117(1)
Essays and Opinion Pieces
118(1)
Journals, Diaries, and Letters
119(2)
Speeches
121(1)
Biographies and Autobiographies
121(1)
Fictional Prose
122(11)
Elements of Stories
123(3)
Analyze the Narrator
126(3)
Determine the Nature of the Intended Audience
129(2)
Cultural Stories
131(2)
Cutting Your Piece
133(2)
Preparing Your Prose Performance
135(1)
Prose Literature for Study and Practice
136(11)
Summary
147(1)
Key Terms
148(1)
Questions and Exercises
148(2)
Performing Drama
150(26)
Characteristics of Drama
152(6)
Spectacle
152(1)
Minimal Narration
153(1)
Dramatic Language
154(2)
The Structure of Drama
156(1)
Dramatic Genres
156(2)
Preparing to Perform Drama
158(10)
Find an Appropriate Script
158(1)
Analyze the Script
159(3)
Select a Cutting That Meets Your Purposes
162(2)
Prepare Your Performance
164(4)
Dramatic Literature for Study and Practice
168(6)
Summary
174(1)
Key Terms
174(1)
Questions and Exercises
175(1)
Performing Poetry
176(33)
Poetic Language
178(9)
Denotative and Connotative Meanings
179(1)
Titles
180(1)
Sensory Imagery
181(1)
Tone Color and Tone
182(2)
Literary Imagery
184(2)
Repetition
186(1)
Rhyme and Rhythm
187(5)
Rhymes and Rhyme Patterns
187(1)
Rhythm and Meter
188(4)
Classifications of Poetry
192(4)
Narrative Poetry
192(1)
Lyric Poetry
193(1)
Dramatic Poetry
194(2)
Poems for Study and Practice
196(9)
Summary
205(1)
Key Terms
206(1)
Questions and Exercises
207(2)
Performing in Groups
209(14)
Unison Readings
210(1)
Responsive Readings
211(2)
Choral Readings
213(3)
Duo Interpretations
216(2)
Readers Theatre
218(3)
Preparing the Script
219(1)
Staging the Performance
219(2)
Summary
221(1)
Key Terms
221(1)
Questions and Exercises
221(2)
APPENDIX: SPEECH TEAM COMPETITIONS
223(4)
Competitive Speech Events
223(1)
Bookwork
224(1)
Judging
225(2)
References 227(12)
Index 239

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