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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


SPAN 2097 Monologue:Being in the World

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

What would people think if you spoke out loud to yourself, at length, in the middle of a crowded room? On stage in a theater? The reactions would probably differ. What, then, is the function of monologues on the stage and in the performance arts? For whom are they meant? In this course, taught in Spanish, students explore the rich and complex role of monologues from the perspective of rhetoric, psychology, philosophy, and performance. Students have the chance to examine and enjoy a combination of Spanish and Spanish American plays. From the contemporary period, students study a selected mix of short plays, casting monologues, and videos. Students also write their own monologues with the assistance of the professor and/or perform them under the tutelage of Spanish theater actor José Luis Patiño. Throughout the class, students focus on acquiring and delivering cultural meanings through improved pronunciation, tonality, delivery, and general presentation of oral work and performances.


SPAN 2095


SPAN 2097 101-SEM Off-campus program: Summer Program in Madrid

Class dates:May 27-July 5, 2019
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 10:10 AM - 11 AM Other, Off-Campus
Instructor:Broner Szychowski, M. (mb2275)
Max. enroll:20
To enroll:See Summer Program in Madrid for enrollment information.

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