ERIC Number: ED170819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Audience Performs: A Phenomenological Model for Criticism of Oral Interpretation Performance.
Langellier, Kristin M.
Richard Lanigan's phenomenology of human communication is applicable to the development of a model for critiquing oral interpretation performance. This phenomenological model takes conscious experience of the relationship of a person and the lived-world as its data base, and assumes a phenomenology of performance which creates text in the triadic relationship of literature, persona/performer, and audience. The model explains the experience through the explicit proposition of implicit conscious experience of the literature-in-performance in a three-step process: (1) description of one's conscious experience, or "what I know"; (2) definition, or "how I know"; and (3) interpretation, or "why I know," where the performance-of-audience creates meaning. Each step of this phenomenological method entails the previous one in synergistic relationship. Implications of the model include the following: the use of the audience's conscious experience of the literature-in-performance as data base is preferable to the use of imposed or hypothetical constructs; the method may be useful for critiquing other performances; oral interpretation criticism may be seen as a paradigm of human communication; and a phenomenological performance criticism is needed. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Lanigan (Richard)
Note: Paper presented at the Central States Speech Association (St. Louis, Missouri, April 5-7, 1979)