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ERIC Number: ED084570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 5
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The Oral Interpreter and Character Analysis.
Owens, Rosemary J.
Speech Journal, v8 p21-25 1970
If dramatic characters are to be rendered "three dimensional" in performance, both the dramatist and the actor/interpreter must create them with proper attention to the physical, sociological, and psychological aspects of character. If oral interpreters understand these dimensions of a particular character, they can analyze such elements as motivation, the manner by which the character expresses himself, his effects on other characters, reactions to him from other characters, and the results of his actions on subsequent events. The student of oral interpretation must begin his analysis of any specific literary passage by understanding the entire selection as objectively as possible in order to realize the relationship of the character and the passage to the whole plot, theme, mood, or style of the work. Sources of information for proper analysis are dialogue, descriptions, and author expositions within the work. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Connecticut State Coll., New Haven. Dept. of Speech.