The Anatomy of Interpretation: A Podcast Series for Effective Competitive Speech Performance using Aristotle's Poetics

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2023-12
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Speech and debate is an ever-expanding activity at various academic institutions with a wide-variety of events including interpretation performance. In response to growing demand for performance technique improvement opportunities and resources, the One Clap Speech and Debate Podcast, a Wyoming-based organization dedicated to providing free educational resources for speech and debate, will publish the series The Anatomy of Interpretation. The eight-episode series uses Aristotle’s Poetics to give students, coaches, parents, judges, and anyone else generally interested in the foundations of effective western storytelling a breakdown of each major area of script analysis to improve individual performance. The Anatomy of Interpretation provides free, easily accessible, student-friendly lessons on the importance of interpretation as an artform and powerful persuasive tool in an activity with argumentation as the central focus.

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Poetics, Interpretation Performance, Interpretation, Script Analysis, Speech and Debate
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