Middlebury

FREN6612

Language & Theater

This course aims at developing ease and fluidity of oral communication in French. With the support of three contemporary Francophone plays, students will discover the diversity of the French languages 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, which will close the course
This year, we’ll be exploring the theme “the female figure in contemporary French drama”, through different approaches (epic, historical, news item) and varied aesthetics (classical structure, monologue, testimonial theater).

Required texts:
Laurent GAUDÉ, Salina, ISBN 2210755336
Michel BELLIER, Les filles aux mains jaunes, ISBN 2872829873
Solenn DENIS, Sandre ISBN 2807100104
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Language & Stylistics
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Summer 2015 Language Schools

FREN6612A-L15 Lecture (Beaudin)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

FREN6612A-L14 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2012

FREN6612A-L12 Lecture (Leonard-Maestrati)

Summer 2011

FREN6612A-L11 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2010

FREN6612A-L10 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2009

FREN6612A-L09 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2007

FREN6612A-L07 Lecture (Laurent, Pelopidas)

Summer 2006

FREN6612A-L06 Lecture (Laurent, Pelopidas)

Summer 2005

FREN6612A-L05 Lecture (Pelopidas, Roudil)

Summer 2004

FREN6612A-L04 Lecture (Raverot, Spielmann)