Helpful Hints for How to Do an Interpretive Speech

Interpretation: Why, Where, and How by Sue Danielson and Sandra Bateman (54:14)

https://vimeo.com/226779388/20b5eacc0a

 

Guidelines for What Constitutes an Acceptable Source

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Publication-Guidelines-2017-18-1.pdf

 

Duo Interpretation

In Duo Interpretation, two competitors create an original rendition of a story from one or more selection(s) of literature which captivates and moves the audience (stoa Website).

Rules:

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Duo-Interpretation-Rules-2017-2018.pdf

Ballot:

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Duo-Interpretation-Student-Ballot-2017-2018-1.pdf

 

Humorous Interpretation

In Humorous Interpretation, the competitors tell relatable stories using humor as a device to connect with the audience from a single published work. Stand-up comedy, or telling a series of jokes without a corresponding plot, is not Humorous Interpretation (Stoa website).

Rules:

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Humorous-Interpretation-Rules-2017-18.pdf

Ballot:

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Humorous-Interpretation-Student-Ballot-2017-2018.pdf

 

Dramatic Interpretation

In Dramatic Interpretation the competitor, using a play, short story, or other published work, performs a selection with a spotlight on character development and depth which captivates and moves the audience (Stoa website).

Rules:

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Dramatic-Interpretation-Rules-2017-18.pdf

Ballot:

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Dramatic-Interpretation-Student-Ballot-2017-2018-2-1.pdf

 

Open Interpretation

In Open Interpretation selections may be in the whole range from dramatic to humorous genres, including narrative storytelling, single voice monologues, thematic compilations, or self-written pieces (Stoa website).

Rules:

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Open-Interpretation-Rules-2017-18.pdf

Ballot:

http://stoausa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Open-Interpretation-Student-Ballot-2017-2018-1.pdf

 

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