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Autobiographical Writing and Performing

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 with Diane Howard, Ph.D.






short description:
Learn how to research, write, and present the story of a fascinating historical person (or your own story).
 
long description:
Text- (My book) Autobiographical Writing and Performing: An Introductory, Contemporary Guide to Process and Research in Speech Performance (McGraw-Hill, 1999)

11 Weeks/ 60 minutes a week
($25 a session or $200 for the course)
Class Outline
Assignments
Introduction to Course, Read Preface & Ch.1.
Samples of autobiography are to be used for discussion.

1. Learning from the History of Autobiography, Read Ch. 2. Samples of presentations of autobiography are to be used for discussion.

2. Learning from the History of Performance, Read Ch. 3. Historic characters are to be discussed in terms of potential role modeling effect.

3. Choosing the Character in Light of the Role Modeling Effect of Performance of Autobiography, Read Ch. 4.
Historic characters are to be discussed in terms of research.

4. Researching for Performance of Autobiography, Read Ch.5. Research a character from original journals, diaries, autobiographies etc. (On-line archival sources are to be suggested.)

5. Studying the Character, Read Ch. 6.
Present a rough draft for opening scene.

6. Writing the Script, Read Ch. 7.
Present a rough draft for a 5-10 minute performance.

7. Using Performance Frames, Read Ch. 8.
Discuss how performance frames can be used in your presentation.

8. Performing Subtext through the Body, Read Ch. 9.
Discuss and work on characters' voices.

9. Performing the Character’s Voice, Read Ch. 10.
Turn in second draft for the 5-10 minute final performance.

10. Designing Costumes, Props, and Set as Metaphors.
Turn in final drafts. Turn in costume, props, and set designs.

11. Designing Multi-Media Effects. Turn in a multi-media design.



 
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fee: 25US$  (250lp)
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delivery method: live online and self-paced

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Diane Howard, Ph.D.



description of :
I am a performance studies professor.I enjoy mentoring creative writers and presenters.
 
Teacher's qualifications:
Please see my credentails on my website-
http://www.dianehoward.com
 
's preferred teaching style:
I teach inductively whenever possible, leading the participants to discover insights for themselves.
 



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