Class B Class A Class AA

2012 State Oral Interpretation Festival
Yankton HS, Yankton - Nov 30-Dec 1 , 2012
Festival Schedule

Speaking Order: Class AA   Class A    Class B


Non-Original Oratory This contest event shall include selections such as orations, addresses, lectures and essays that are conducive to oratorical interpretation. The Non-Original Oration can be serious, humorous or a mixture of serious and humorous sentiments. Selections shall not be the original work of the contestant.

Interpretation of Serious Plays This contest event consists of interpreting a selection of dramatic literature (plays), with literary merit and appropriate to the reader. The mood of the selection must be essentially serious in nature.

Interpretation of Serious Prose This contest event consists of interpreting a selection of prose with literary merit and appropriate to the reader. Any selection that is not poetry, a play or cutting from a play or a delivered speech will be considered prose. The mood of the selection must be essentially serious.

Poetry Reading Literature for the poetry contest event shall be selected by the contestants. They shall choose poetry to develop one theme or to illustrate the abilities, moods or characteristics of one author. 

Humorous Reading Humorous prose shall include all stories, plays and essays written in prose, together with all plays written in verse.

Duet Interpretation Duet Interpretation is an exercise composed of two students who portray cuttings from plays, verse plays or other works may be presented. A selection may be of humorous or serious nature. A narrated introduction or transitional material within the cutting may be given by one or both members.

Readers Theatre Readers Theatre is an event in which a group of three to six students interpretively present literature. Readers Theatre encourages the students to create a scripted ensemble performance that focuses on the use of interpretative skills to present prose, poetry and/or drama without the aid of costumes, make-up, set or props although participants may dress in a uniform manner.

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