SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 1:07:34 PMTHAR 12 Course Outline as of Fall 1997

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 12Title:  READERS THEATRE  
Full Title:  Readers Theatre
Last Reviewed:2/26/1992

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled013 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the various styles of readers theatre.  Scripting, arranging, programming, staging, and performing literature from all genres: poetry, prose, and drama.  Theory and practice in the art and technique of oral interpretation for readers theatre productions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the various styles of readers theatre.  Scripting, arranging, programming, staging, and performing literature from all genre: poetry, prose, and drama.  Theory and practice in the art and technique of oral interpretation for readers theatre productions.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1983
Inactive:Fall 2011
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1983Fall 2011
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1983Inactive:Fall 2011
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1983Inactive:Fall 2011
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Clarify the difference between the arts of Oral Interpretation/
   Readers Theatre and Theatre.
   A. In terms of form.
   B. In terms of technique.
2.  Demonstrate an understanding of Readers Theatre through written
   analysis.
   A. Historically.
   B. Through definition of the techniques employed.
3.  Demonstrate a recognition of the difference between literary genre.
   A. Poetry.
   B. Prose.
   C. Drama
4.  Analyze different selections of literature according to literary
5.  Through written analysis, distinguish between the four basic styles
   of readers theatre.
   A. Simple.
   B. Staged
   C. Story.
   D. Chamber.
6.  Analyze, edit, script and perform a single selection program of
   poetry or prose that includes the narrative voice for three or more
   readers.
7.  Analyze, edit, script, and perform selections from all three literary
   genre on a single theme; synthesize and arrange the pieces into a
   thematic program exhibiting continuity and dramatic shape.
8.  Decide upon and justify the use of materials in readers theatre.
   A. Media.
   B. Costumes.
   C. Props.
9.  Through written analysis, distinguish between various techniques of
   focus/eye placement. Practice these techniques.
   A. Audience focus.
   B. Offstage focus.
   C. Onstage focus.
10. Script and direct a performance of a literary selection.
11. Perform in a readers theatre production, playing several roles and
   exhibiting an understanding of the techniques of the art.
12. Write six 2-5 page papers analyzing the literature, the script, the
   staging techniques, and the use of oral interpretation techniques
   in performance. One paper for each performance project will be
   required.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The basics of oral interpretation and readers theatre.
   A. History.
   B. Techniques using paralanguage and kinesic behavior.
   C. Definition of literary genre.
2.  Trial reading for initial assessment.
3.  The basics of literary analysis.
   A. Point of view.
   B. Locus/Setting.
   C. Persona/Character Analysis.
   D. Crisis/Climax.
   E. Theme/Message.
4.  Scripting literature using the four styles of readers theatre.
   A. Simple.
   B. Staged.
   C. Story.
   D. Chamber.
5.  Staging and performing literature using the four styles of readers
   theatre.
6.  Reseraching literature in the library.
7.  Compiling and arranging literature for the thematic program.
8.  Directing the thematic program production.
9.  Performing in the thematic program production.

Assignments:
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The students will:
1.  Select, analyze, and perform a one to two minute "trial" oral
   interpretation for initial assessment.
2.  Collaborate in a small group to script, stage, rehearse, and perform a
   short selection of narrative literature in four different styles:
   A. Simple.
   B. Staged.
   C. Story.
   D. Chamber.
3.  Write a 2-4 page analysis, using essay form, of the simple style
   project.
4.  Write a 2-4 page analysis, using essay form, of the staged style
   project.
5.  Write a 2-4 pg. analysis, using essay form, of the story style project
6.  Write a 2-4 page analysis, using essay form, of the chamber style
   project.
7.  Collaborate in a small group to research and compile literature for
   scripting, staging, and performing a short thematic readers theatre
   program.
8.  Write a 3-5 page analysis, using essay form, of the short thematic
   program project.
9.  Collaborate in a small group to research and compile literature for
   scripting, staging, and performing a long thematic readers theatre
   program.
10. Write a 3-5 page analysis, using essay form, of the long thematic
   readers theatre program project.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 70%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
ATTENDANCE


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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GROUP PERFORMANCE OF LITERATURE by Long, Hudson, and Jeffrey, Prentice-
Hall, 1977.
READERS THEATRE by Jerry V. Pickering, Dickinson Publishing Co., Inc.,
1975.
LITERATURE ALIVE! by Gamble and Gamble, NTC Publishing Group, 1994.

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