Communicating Literature: An Introduction to Oral Interpretation
School of Fine Arts and Communication
The performance of literature discipline seems as vibrant and innovative as ever.
The new seventh edition of Communicating Literature: An Introduction to Oral Interpretation reflects changes in the performance of literature since the first edition was published in 1991. The publication offers a communication-oriented definition of oral interpretation, a basic rudimentary statement of oral interpretation essentials and a link between oral interpretation and acting.
Featuring a personal and direct writing style, Communicating Literature: An Introduction to Oral Interpretation:
- Emphasizes the focus of performance studies needs to retain the communicative intent in literature. Each performance text should have an argument, a thesis, a premise, a theme, a communicative center.
- Is suitable for lower division courses in oral interpretation, storytelling, and performance studies.
- Is student friendly! Each chapter includes assignment suggestions and exercises to assist the reader in comprehending issues and concepts.
- Is contemporary! The text includes a companion website that houses examples of prose, poetry, program oral interpretation, and duo interpretation.
- Features NEW content! The text includes an expanded discussion and outlets / suggestions for dealing with stage fright; examples of the changing notion of what comprises a “text”; a new section on multicultural interpretation and expanded notions about competing in forensics tournament; more samples of multi-ethnic literature to demonstrate applications; career opportunities and community service outlets; and more.
Kendall Hunt Publishing
Lewis, Todd V. (2019). Communicating Literature: An Introduction to Oral Interpretation. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing.