ERIC Number: ED327885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-4
Reference Count: N/A
An Outline of Rehearsal Procedures for Solo Performances in the Beginning Interpretation Classroom.
Siddens, Paul J., III
This paper presents an outline of rehearsal procedures designed to provide instructors and students of the beginning interpretation class with a concrete, consistent framework for preparing literature for solo classroom performance. The outline offers a five-step process, and discusses each step in the process. First, the student must select a literary text that is within the range of the student's analytic and performance abilities, which fulfills the requirements of the assignment, and in which the student is willing to make the personal investment that performance requires. Second, the student must achieve an understanding of the literary text, based upon a critical method that is appropriate to the text and the assignment. Third, the student must memorize the literary text. Fourth, the student must select specific performance choices with which to present the literary text, considering psychological, physical, and vocal choices, and beginning rehearsal sessions with physical and vocal warmups. Lastly, the student must "set" the performance choices and polish the performance, rehearsing before others and in the performance space. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Narrative Text; Oral Presentations; Rehearsal Strategies; Text Factors
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (76th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1990).