Performing Literary Texts: Concepts and Skills

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PERFORMING LITERARY TEXTS gives you the skills and strategies you need for success in your oral interpretation course. Offering a performance-oriented approach, you'll see you to take into account the audience and the occasion as well as diversity and culture as it relates to performance, storytelling, and analysis. You'll also learn to cope with performance anxiety, Performing Literary Texts provides you with what you need to effectively perform and analyze literary texts for diverse audiences.

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Dr. Clella Jaffe was the Communication Department Chair at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon (recently retired). In addition to teaching communication courses at George Fox, she has taught at St. John's University (Queens) and Oregon State. For many years, she also taught oral interpretation of literature and coached and judged forensics competitions. Dr. Jaffe received her B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Oregon State University, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Washington.

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Preface. 1. Introduction to Oral Performances. 2. Performers and Audiences. 3. Selecting Literary Texts for Performance. 4. Analyzing Texts. 5. Using Your Voice and Body. 6. Preparing for Performance. 7. Performing Prose. 8. Performing Drama. 9. Performing Poetry. 10. Performing in Groups. Appendix A: Literature to Analyze and Discuss. Appendix B: A Sample Paper. Appendix C: Speech Team Competitions.

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