Approved by Faculty Senate
(The Perception and Evocation of Literature-An Artistic Performance
Three Semester Hours-University Studies Fine and Performing Arts
Instructor: Vivian Fusillo
Primary Text: Oral Interpretation by Lee and Gura
A study and performance of prose, poetry and drama beyond a mere vocalization of silent
reading. Through this course the participant gains an understanding and brings to life
through performance the printed symbols which for centuries has preserved mankinds
ideas and experiences. This course of three semester hours fulfills the Fine and
Performing Arts Requirements of University Studies.
Three semester hours offered each semester
Outcomes of Oral interpretation THAD 141
This course is designed and includes performance and academic experience that:
- Explores the language, skills, and materials of an artistic discipline
- Provides the student with a basic understanding of how voice and body movement affects
the reception and delivery of the written work in a verbal media. Major course emphasis
shall be on the development and artistic performance to recreate the emotions of the
authors written words through sound and body movement.
- Use the methods of an arts practitioner to actively engage in creative processes or
- Students shall study and develop methods and create a performance for nine (9) styles of
the written word. These styles are part of ones everyday life experiencesi.e.
letters to the editor, Commercial Advertising, with music background etc. Ones verbal and
body movements along with sound, visual and light effects shall be part of each artistic
- Understand the cultural and gender concepts of artistic expression
- Within each of these nine (9) styles, the student shall be required to explore scripts
for cultural, historical, and gender content. They shall include their interpretation of
these in their class performances.
- Engage in reflective analysis of their own art work or interpretive performance and
respond to the works of others
||Each participant shall be required to react, evaluate, and critique ones own
performance as well as those of their peers. This shall be in the form of oral,
instantaneous reaction, group performance review, electronic communication, the written
word and/or a combination of all.|