FREN 3450

Theater and Language

This course aims at developing ease and fluidity of oral communication in French. With the support of contemporary Francophone plays, students will discover the diversity of French languages 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) Dramaturgical approach of the plays: reading, discussion, analysis;
2) Exercises stemming from 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 theme of Afropean (African-European) identity, through a series of short plays by two major writers from the African continent living and working in France.

Required texts: Dieudonné NIANGOUNA, M’appelle Mohamed Ali, (Les solitaires intempestifs / ISBN 2846814147)
- Léonora MIANO, Ecrits pour la parole, (L’arche éditeur / ISBN 9782851817730)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:


Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

FREN3450A-L17 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

FREN3450A-L16 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

FREN3450A-L14 Lecture (Akakpo)

Summer 2013, LS 7 Week Session

FREN3450A-L13 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2012, LS 7 Week Session

FREN3450A-L12 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2011, LS 7 Week Session

FREN3450A-L11 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2010, LS 7 Week Session

FREN3450A-L10 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2009, LS 7 Week Session

FREN3450A-L09 Lecture (Ristic)

Summer 2008, LS 7 Week Session

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

Summer 2007, LS 7 Week Session

FREN3450A-L07 Lecture (Laurent, Pelopidas)