Higher Education

Performing Literary Texts: Concepts and Skills, 1st Edition

  • includes InfoTrac®
  • Clella Jaffe George Fox University
  • ISBN-10: 0534620019  |  ISBN-13: 9780534620011
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $155.25



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.

Table of Contents

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.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Clella Jaffe

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.