Readers Theatre To prepare and present a Readers

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Reader’s Theatre • To prepare and present a Reader’s Theatre interpretation of a dramatic

Reader’s Theatre • To prepare and present a Reader’s Theatre interpretation of a dramatic poem

A Sample Reader’s Theatre The Legend of Lightning Larry http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=1

A Sample Reader’s Theatre The Legend of Lightning Larry http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=1 uw. Hp 4 Irbx A

Your Assignment You will work in a large group. This will require cooperation and

Your Assignment You will work in a large group. This will require cooperation and a director. You will pull the part you will read from a “hat. ” Use the Performance grid to plan your part. Mark your text of “Casey at the Bat” with the Inflection Key marks we have used before. You will rehearse after ALL participants have their Before the Performance plan completed.

Some helpful hints • Be sure your pantomime is on cue. • Your group

Some helpful hints • Be sure your pantomime is on cue. • Your group needs to listen and give constructive feedback during rehearsal. • You will need to consider the tempo of the reading. • Planning is KEY!

Before Performance Grid Character _______ Element of performance I need to include: Lines where

Before Performance Grid Character _______ Element of performance I need to include: Lines where I will include Tone I intend to convey to this element and what I will the audience: do: Gestures Facial expressions Inflection Pantomime Blue boxes are examples Smirk: Casey in his first 2 bats Self-satisfied; haughty, arrogant

Audience You need to listen appropriately, focus on the performers, and applaud at the

Audience You need to listen appropriately, focus on the performers, and applaud at the end of the performance.

After the Performance Reflection 1. How well did your group work together in your

After the Performance Reflection 1. How well did your group work together in your performance? 2. How do you think the audience felt about your performance? 3. How do you know? Did most or all the audience appear to be listening? Why or why not? 4. If you were to perform this poem again, what would you do to make the performance better?

Add to your Oral Interpretation Map Oral interpretation

Add to your Oral Interpretation Map Oral interpretation