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FREN3450

Theater and Language

This course aims at developing ease and fluidity of oral communication in French. With support of three contemporary Francophone plays, students will discover the French languages diversity by working on pronunciation, quality of their voice, gesture, breathing...

The course will be articulated in a dynamic, participative and creative way around three axes:
1)Dramaturgic study of texts: reading, discussion, analyze;
2)Exercises stemming from the theatrical pedagogy to improve the qualities of articulation, pronunciation, memorization, verbal ease and public speaking;
3)Staging extracts of the studied plays, which will close the course

Required Texts:
1) Sonia Ristic; Le pahre, ISBN: 978-2-87282-731-2;Edition Lansman
2) José Pliya; Barack Obama de la race en Amérique; ISBN:
978-2-87282-774-9; Edition Lansman
3) Gustave Akakpo; Même les chevaliers tombent dans l’oubli;
ISBN: 978-2-330-03113-8; Actes Sud
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Summer 2014 Language Schools

FREN3450A-L14 Lecture (Akakpo)

Summer 2013

FREN3450A-L13 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2012

FREN3450A-L12 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2011

FREN3450A-L11 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2010

FREN3450A-L10 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2009

FREN3450A-L09 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2008

FREN3450A-L08 Lecture (Roy, White)
FREN3450B-L08 Lecture (Roy, White)

Summer 2007

FREN3450A-L07 Lecture (Laurent, Pelopidas)