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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||13 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
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.
Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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.
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
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|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
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
I. The basics of oral interpretation and readers theatre.
B. Techniques using paralanguage and kinesic behavior.
1. vocal inflection
2. eye placement/focus
C. Definition of literary genre.
II. Trial reading for initial assessment.
III.The basics of literary analysis.
A. Point of view.
C. Persona/Character Analysis.
IV. Scripting literature using the four styles of readers theatre.
V. Staging and performing literature using the four styles of readers
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.
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
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
45 - 60%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
0 - 0%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 15%
|Attendance and participation.||
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.