The Art of Public Speaking
The Art of Public Speaking. Introduction to vocal training techniques which facilitate the healthy use of the voice as an effective tool for communication. Much of the course content based upon the work of Kristin Linklater. Includes concepts developed by other major contemporary theorists/practitioners in voice and speech, phonetics, and the study and practice of stage dialects. Attention paid to the voice and its connections to the body and psyche; techniques for both "freeing" and "shaping" the voice. Emphasis on process-oriented, experimental activities, and collaboration. Prerequisite: Theater Studies 145S or consent of instructor. One course.