Five College Consortium

The Craft of Speaking II

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Theater and Dance

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Amherst College

In this second course in the craft of speaking, students learn to shape and speak text to powerful effect. Students build on prior work to extend vocal range and capacity while learning component principles of spoken expression. Articulation, inflection, methods of contrast and interpretation, tone, verbal imaging and aural structures of poetry and rhetoric are practiced in a studio setting. Emphasis is placed on personal engagement and presence to others while speaking. Assignments in text scoring and memorization support class work. The course culminates in a public presentation of student work. Three class meetings per week.

Requisite:  THDA 125H.  Spring semester.  Professor Bashford.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

The Craft of Speaking II
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 2.0

Ronald Bashford

TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM

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