Lennox Oral Interp Invite

2021 — Lennox, SD/US

Duo Interp

Abbreviation DUO
Format Speech
Entry Fee $4.00
Entry 2 competitors per entry

Event Description:

The purpose of Duet Interpretation is to give students the opportunity to develop their characterization. Duet Interpretation is an exercise composed of two students. The selection from a single Revised 7/19 Oral Interp - 8 source must have been copyrighted and published in either electronic or print form and be available to the public. The material used by the contestants must meet the high standards of good literature. Cuttings from plays, verse plays or other works may be presented. A selection may be of humorous or serious nature. Material presented by all contestants shall be appropriate for public performance by high school students. Every precaution should be taken to ensure that no questionable material is selected. A narrated introduction, or transitional material within the cutting may be given by one or both members. Only during the presentation of the introduction and/or original transitional material may physical or eye contact be made with the duet partner. The narrated introduction shall be included in the time limit for the selection. The use of a manuscript is optional. The performance must begin from the “center stage” area. During the selection, off-stage-focus must be employed by both contestants. The contestants may react to each other’s verbal and/or non-verbal expressions, but they may not touch each other. Pivoting, turning or one or two steps may be used to indicate stage directions or transitions. Throughout the selection, each of the two performers may play one or more characters, so long as performance responsibility remains balanced. Cuttings of multiple scenes must be bridged by memorized narration. Cuttings may be made either from one continuous piece of dialogue or from short bits of dialogue. The time limit for Duet Interpretation shall be ten minutes. An entry will not be penalized if its performance is less than ten minutes