SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 3:12:04 AMTHAR 12 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Inactive Course
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
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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:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A

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:Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Clarify the difference between the arts of Oral Interpretation/
   Readers Theatre and Theatre, in terms of form and technique.
2.  Demonstrate an understanding of Readers Theatre and its techniques
   through written analysis.
3.  Demonstrate a recognition of the difference between the three
   literary genre: poetry, prose and drama.
4.  Analyze different selections of literature using relevant literary
   concepts and terminology.
5.  Through written analysis, distinguish between the four basic styles
   of readers theatre: simple, staged, story and 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 and script 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 supporting materials such as
   media, costumes and props in readers theatre.
9.  Through written analysis and practical application, distinguish
   between various techniques of focus/eye placement such as audience
   focus, offstage focus and onstage focus.
10. Script and direct a performance of a literary selection.
11. Effectively perform, employing the techniques of readers theatre.

Topics and Scope
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I.  The basics of oral interpretation and readers theatre.
   A. History.
   B. Techniques using paralanguage and kinesic behavior.
      1. vocal inflection
      2. eye placement/focus
      3. movement
   C. Definition of literary genre.
      1. poetry
      2. prose
      3. drama
II. Trial reading for initial assessment.
III.The basics of literary analysis.
   A. Point of view.
   B. Locus/Setting.
   C. Persona/Character Analysis.
   D. Crisis/Climax.
   E. Theme/Message.
IV. Scripting literature using the four styles of readers theatre.
   A. Simple.
   B. Staged.
   C. Story.
   D. Chamber.
V.  Staging and performing literature using the four styles of readers
   theatre.
VI. Researching literature in the library.
VII.Compiling and arranging literature for the thematic program.
VIII. Directing the thematic program production.
IX. Performing in the thematic program production.
X.  Scripting the story theatre program.
XI. Directing the story theatre program.
XII.Performing in the story theatre program.

Assignments:
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As a three hour lecture course students will complete six hours
of homework per week which may include:
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
  a short selection of narrative literature in four different styles:
  simple, staged, story and chamber.
3. Collaborate in a small group to research and compile literature for
  scripting, staging, and performing either a short thematic readers
  theatre program or a story theatre production.
4. Collaborate in a small group to research and compile literature for
  scripting, staging, and performing a long thematic readers theatre
  program or a longer story theatre production.
5. Write four-six 2-5 page papers analyzing the literature, the script,
  the staging techniques, and the use of oral interpretation techniques
  in performance.
  a) write an analysis, using essay form, of the simple style project
  b) write an analysis, using essay form, of the staged style project
  c) write an analysis, using essay form, of the story style project
  d) write an analysis, using essay form, of the chamber style project
  e) (optional) write an analysis, using essay form, of the short
     thematic program or the short story theatre production
  f) (optional) write an analysis, using essay form, of the longer
     thematic program or the longer story theatre production
6. Because of the collaborative nature of this course, students are
  expected to miss no more than 3 classes per semester.

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
45 - 60%
Class performances
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 and participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Institute Book of Readers Theatre: A Practical Guide for School,
  Theater, and Community. Adams, William. Professional Press, Chapel
  Hill, N.C., 2003.
Instructor prepared materials.

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