Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy

2023 — Durham, NC/US

Dramatic Interpretation

Abbreviation DI B
Format Speech
Entry Fee $35.00
Overall Entry Limit 120
Entry Limit Per School 10
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

This includes categories of individual (solo) performance of dramatic (serious) of either emotive appeal, with selections drawn from published, printed: novels, short stories, plays, poetry, or other printed, published works as well as limited online works as provided for in the rules below. The time limit for all interpretation events is 10 minutes with a 30 second “grace period.” If the judge finds that the student has gone beyond the grace, the student may not be ranked 1st, but need not be ranked last based on time. Selections used in these contests must be cuttings from a single work of literature – from one short story or one play, or one novel, or one or more poems. Selections must include either 1) novels, short stories, plays or poetry, published in print, or 2) online publications from pre-approved online publishing sources listed by the National Speech and Debate Association. Materials not published in print, from unapproved websites, recorded material (videotape, DVDs, audio tape, CDs, MP3s or phonographs), original material published in high school publications such as a newspaper, literary magazine or yearbook are prohibited. It is the affirmative duty of each coach and each student entered in Interpretation contests to determine absolutely that the cutting being preformed meets all rules for material; if requested by the tournament director, coaches and/or students must provide a manuscript of the cutting used with words being used highlighted or underlined and any word changes for transition or profane language indicated clearly in ink. The same selection used in the first round of competition in any interpretation event must be used throughout the entirety of the tournament in that event. The presentation may not use physical objects or costuming. During the presentation, the contestant/team must name the author and the book or magazine from which the cutting was made. The selections must be presented from memory. A student entered in two events may not use the same selection of literature in both events. For further clarification, see the National Speech and Debate Association rules for Interpretation Events