Middlebury

FREN6612

Language & Theater

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 the French languages by working on pronunciation, quality of their voice, gesture and breathing to give them confidence when it’s time to talk in public. NO NEED TO HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN THEATER. We will emphasize on the possible applications in the activities propounded in each of their disciplines: teaching, making conferences, etc.
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 will work on two recent works from French young playwrights, two Guillaumes: Guillaume Cayet and Guillaume Poix.

Required texts: Guillaume CAYET, Les immobiles, ISBN: 9782842606725
A Coursepack will be available for purchase at the College bookstore
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Language & Stylistics
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L16 Lecture (Beaudin)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L15 Lecture (Beaudin)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L14 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L12 Lecture (Leonard-Maestrati)

Summer 2011, LS 3 Week Session I

FREN6612A-L11 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2010, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L10 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L09 Lecture (Vende)

Summer 2007, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L07 Lecture (Laurent, Pelopidas)

Summer 2006, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L06 Lecture (Laurent, Pelopidas)

Summer 2005, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L05 Lecture (Roudil, Pelopidas)

Summer 2004, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6612A-L04 Lecture (Spielmann, Raverot)