Interpretive Speech

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IS 517 Advanced Interpretation of Poetry (3) Offered on campus: 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 on campus: 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 on campus: 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.