Speech as Acting

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202SRB Z 2 18S Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to consider artistically styled speech (including reciting) as a communicative act. Ability to analyse speech utterances.

Mode of study

A one-time workshop over two-days.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Previous or current experience with speech training or at least an interest in speech.

Course contents

Complementary theory course in speech training design practice. A glimpse into the philosophy of speech training, speech (including: artistically stylized speech) as a communication act, event, communicating and communicating. Readings of selected theory writings and analysis of audio and video recordings.

Recommended or required reading

Michal Čunderle: O řeči. Praha, 2012.

Michal Čunderle: Dialogy řeči. Praha, 2013.

Emanuel Frynta: Závratné pomyšlení. Praha, 1993.

Oliver Sacks: Muž, který si pletl manželku s kloboukem. Praha, 1998, 2008.

Markéta Potužáková: Psáno ústy, čteno ušima. Praha, 2013.

Assessment methods and criteria

Colloquium. Review of one's experience. Review of fellow students. Review of recording selections.

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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