Prose Interpretation: A fiction or non-fiction performance piece, which may be drawn from a short story, essay, or novel. Play cuttings and poetry are prohibited. Use of manuscript is required. Poetry Interpretation: A selection or selections of poetry, which may be drawn from more than one source. A primary focus of this event should be on the development of language.
Material for oral interpretation both dramatic and humorous
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Practitioners of oral interpretation bring stories to life, serving as a vehicle for the messages of the text. Both ends of this dialectic are true: 1 readers should aim to honor the integrity of a text, using logic, analysis and research to investigate the concreteness and completeness literary text, and 2 readers should embrace the creative and artistic ways they effect how texts are understood, adapted, embodied, and delivered to an audience. This tutorial will help you more thoughtfully analyze and compellingly perform literary texts.
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POI is a program of oral interpretation of thematically-linked selections chosen from two or three genres: prose, poetry, drama plays. At least two pieces of literature that represent at least two separate genres must be used. All selections must be verbally identified by title and author. The use of manuscript is required. The intact manuscript may be used by the contestant as a prop, so long as it remains in the contestant's control at all times. No costumes or props other than the manuscript are permitted. The contestant must address the script; however, introduction and transitional material may be memorized. Publication Rules: All literature performed must meet the publication rules of the Association.