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Interpretation and Storytelling
INTERPRETATION
CLASS CODE: TA 322 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Develops proficiency in interpreting and performing poetry, stories, scripture plays, historical documents, and other aspects of reading aloud. Introduces students to the craft of storytelling. This course is strongly recommended for those studying Elementary or Secondary Education, English, or Broadcasting.
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the craft, art and profession of storytelling and oral interpretation of literature.
TOPICS: Finding stories, shaping stories from written texts, creating stories from true-life events, creating original stories, what makes a strong or weak story, memorizing and rehearsing, performance technique.
OBJECTIVES: Learn and practice the craft, art and profession of storytelling.
Gain proficiency in the art of oral interpretation of all types of literature.
REQUIREMENTS: Participate in evening performances of storytelling as rehearsed during class sessions.
Locate and adapt various literary selections as assigned.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of TA 121: Voice Diction.
OTHER: This course is strongly recommended for those studying Elementary or Secondary Education, English, or Broadcasting.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001