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Stage Dialects
STAGE DIALECTS
CLASS CODE: TA 225 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: THEATRE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An intense study of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and its direct application and use with dialects in performance. Students acquire understanding of several and mastery of some dialects for stage work. Understanding and mastery of the International Phonetic Alphabet is major focus of the class.
TAUGHT: Fall odd years, Winter even years
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Dialects studied include French, Italian, English, Scots, Brooklynese, American Southern, Irish, and Cockney.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Gain a working knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet and its application to stage dialect understanding and mastery. Acquire a degree of oral performance in a minimum of 5 different dialects used in stage performance literature. Demonstrate mastery of 4 different dialects and the ability to switch between the dialects with clarity and speed.
REQUIREMENTS: Points are earned for daily attendance, oral presentations of dialect material, written IPA assignments, and quizzes on each dialect studied.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Students with an emphasis in Theatre are required to take either TA 225: Stage Dialects or TA 233: Movement for Theatre.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001