Speech Propedeutics 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EVC1 Z 1 1T English winter

Subject guarantor

Howard Scott LOTKER

Name of lecturer(s)

Howard Scott LOTKER, Pavel ZAJÍČEK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Recognize one's spoken word and use it.

Recognize one's spoken English and use it.

Learn to hear and listen.

Learn to speak in the sense and logic of things

Learn to speak with expression and expressively.

Learn to speak to someone (and to oneself).

This all based on appropriately selected texts in english.

Mode of study

Regular practice classes mainly one-to-one. Analysis of rehearsals and summary exam. Discussions over the recommended literature.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Functional speech listening skills and ability in functional speech.



Basic talent and education.

Course contents

Systematic work from class to class and intensive preparations at home on a selected text or texts.

Recommended or required reading

Berry, Cicely: Voice and the Actor. New York: Wiley Publisihing, 1973.

Donnellan, Declan: The Actor and the Target. London: Nick Hern Books 2005.

Gutekunst, Christina and Gillet, John: Voice into Acting. London: Bloomsbury 2014.

Houseman, Barbara: Finding your Voice, London: Nick Hern Books 2002.

Ong, Walter J.: Orality and Literacy and technologizing of the word. London, New York: Routledge 2012.

Rodenburg, Patsy: The Actor Speaks. London: Methuen Drama 1997.

Rodenburg, Patsy: The Need for Words: Voice and the Text. London: Methuen Drama 2005.

Vyskočil, Ivan and company: (Inter)acting with the inner partner. (Edited by Michal Čunderle and Alex Komlosi), Czech translated by Alexander Komlosi. Praha: Brkola 2011.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on: class participation, attendance (75%), paper and disucssions over the recommended readings.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

room T320

(Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12))
room R313

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 12:30–13:30 Howard Scott LOTKER Učebna
Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12)
Mon 14:00–15:30 Howard Scott LOTKER Učebna
Karlova 26, Praha 1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

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