Speech Propedeutics 1
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.
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:
(Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12))
(Karlova 26, Praha 1)
Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Authorial Acting in English (B.A.) (required subject)