Request for consultation

Thanks for your request. You’ll soon be chatting with a consultant to get the answers you need.
{{formPostErrorMessage.message}} [{{formPostErrorMessage.code}}]
First Name is required. 'First Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'First Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid First Name
Last Name is required. 'Last Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'Last Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Last Name
Institution is required.
Discipline is required.
Why are you contacting us today? is required. 'Why are you contacting us today?' must contain at least 0 characters 'Why are you contacting us today?' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Why are you contacting us today?


PERFORMING LITERARY TEXTS is an exciting new text for the oral interpretation course that provides students with the skills and strategies required to effectively perform cultural and literary texts. This text takes a performance-oriented approach, that carefully considers the audience and the occasion, balances theory and practice, uses contemporary and classic texts, and integrates Western and non-Western traditions. Throughout the book, students will find unique attention to diversity and culture as it relates to performance, storytelling, and analysis. With a unique section that teaches students to cope with their performance anxiety, Performing Literary Texts provides students with everything they need to effectively perform and analyze literary texts for diverse audiences.

Clella Jaffe, George Fox University

Dr. Clella Jaffe was the Communication Department Chair at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon (recently retired). In addition to teaching communication courses at George Fox, she has taught at St. John's University (Queens) and Oregon State. For many years, she also taught oral interpretation of literature and coached and judged forensics competitions. Dr. Jaffe received her B.A. from Seattle Pacific University, earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Oregon State University, and completed additional graduate work at the University of Washington.
1. Introduction to Oral Performances.
2. Performers and Audiences.
3. Selecting Literary Texts for Performance.
4. Analyzing Texts.
5. Using Your Voice and Body.
6. Preparing for Performance.
7. Performing Prose.
8. Performing Drama.
9. Performing Poetry.
10. Performing in Groups.
Appendix A: Literature to Analyze and Discuss.
Appendix B: A Sample Paper.
Appendix C: Speech Team Competitions.

Textbook Only Options

Traditional eBook and Print Options

{{collapseContainerClosed['detail_0'] ? 'Show More' : 'Show Less'}}

  • ISBN-10: 0534620019
  • ISBN-13: 9780534620011
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $93.75
  • RETAIL $124.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Online Instructor's Resource Manual

ISBN: 9780534620028