Middlebury

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 and breathing.
The course will be articulated in a dynamic, participative and creative way around three axes:
1) Dramaturgical approach of the plays: reading, discussion, analysis;
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 for a public presentation, which will close the course.
This year, we’ll be exploring the themes of “growing up, questioning, encounters and hope”, trough different approaches and varied aesthetics trough the plays of three renowned play writers from France, Belgium and Québec.
Required texts:
- Mariette NAVARRO, Les feux de poitrine, ISBN 2916834559
- Stanislas COTTON, Et dans le trou de mon cœur, le monde entier, ISBN 978-2-8071-0031-2
- Wajdi MOUAWAD, Assoifés, ISBN 274276450X
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Summer 2016 Language Schools

FREN3450A-L16 Lecture (Ristic)

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

Summer 2007

FREN3450A-L07 Lecture (Laurent, Pelopidas)