Hillcrest Middle School Tournament MO Middle Schools Only
2021 — NSDA Campus, MO/US
Dramatic Interpretation (A memorized dramatic piece performed from a published source, no original content except for the introduction, 5 minute maximum)
Selection: Did the selection meet acceptable literary standards? Was the selection worthy of study on the part of the student?
Introduction: Did the introduction give sufficient information to establish the scene, time, and place of the selection? Did it provide an understanding of what has happened in to the plot up to the scene presented? Did it introduce the characters and their importance to the selection as a whole?
Delivery: Were the voice, gestures, and facial expressions adapted to the selection? In the interpretation, were the inflections varied and meaningful? Was tempo correct? Did the student present the selection as oral interpretation? Suggestion rather than representation is desired in delivery.
Understanding: Did the student appear to have an understanding of the mood and ideas of the selection? Did he/she understand the author’s theme and purpose?
Character(s): Were the character(s) differentiated clearly? Were the emotional and mental elements of the character(s) understood and projected?