Interpretive Speech

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IS 511 Introduction to Graduate Studies (2) Offered Summer. Students demonstrate their knowledge in techniques and methods of interpretation, research, and analysis. Utilizing the methods of research, students will begin background research on the graduate project.

IS 517 Advanced Interpretation of Poetry (3) Offered Fall odd. This course treats selected problems in interpretation of various styles of poetry. Each style of poetry—dramatic, narrative, and lyric—is studied in detail and performed.

IS 520 Advanced Interpretation of Dramatic and Narrative Literature (3) Offered Spring even. Dealing with selected problems in various forms of literature, students will apply creative and interpretive dramatic monologue techniques to performance projects including interpreting essay, diary, novel, letter, and play selections.

IS 527 Group Interpretation (3) Offered Spring odd. Students will present reader’s theater, chamber theater, and choric speaking materials. The study and practical application of analysis, cutting, and performing of group interpretation are emphasized.

IS 541 Graduate Research (2) Offered Spring. Prereq.: IS 511. Each student must research and write an original piece or adapt an approved work for his graduate interpretive speech recital under faculty supervision.

IS 651–653 Private Lessons in Oral Interpretation (1 each) Offered Fall, Spring.

IS 654 Graduate Recital Preparation (1) Offered Fall, Spring. The student prepares the non-interpretive elements of the recital such as light plots, cue sheets, and sound cues.

IS 656 Graduate Recital (3) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: At least “B-” in IS 654. Each student must give a public performance of his interpretive speech recital.