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THR 259 Performing Poetry

Course Description:This course will examine the rhyme scheme, cadence, musicality and physicality involved in performing poetry. A study of work of popular performance poets who have a name for themselves in the world of performance art, slam poetry and spoken word will be followed by a performance workshop where students will breakdown poetic text. Just as an actor would memorize and prepare a monologue or scene, students will prepare and re-work solo and group pieces of poetry focusing on the vocal and physical aspects of their performance as well as ways to incorporate costume, props, music and the collaboration of other artistic mediums.


3 credits