These videos are examples of people doing various types of dramatic readings and some other stuff. You DO NOT need to watch every second of every video. Just look at some as examples and see how they do it. Find your own examples of good and bad ones and we may discuss and/or watch them in class.

This second clip demonstrates Oral Interpretation.

 
 
Watch the two videos and think about how they are the same and different. "Analyze" this message in different forms and think about how the meaning is different in different contexts. Who is "us" who is "they" and how does that change? How is reading the lyrics different than listening? Which video appeals to you more? What other type of videos could MJ have made?
"They Don't Care About Us"
by Michael Jackson

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Bang bang, shot dead
Everybody's gone mad

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me
Jew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kike me
Don't you black or white me

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
Tell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, now
I'm tired of bein' the victim of hate
You're rapin' me off my pride
Oh, for God's sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy...
Set me free




Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Trepidation, speculation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Black male, black mail
Throw your brother in jail

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I'm tired of bein' the victim of shame
They're throwing me in a class with a bad name
I can't believe this is the land from which I came
You know I really do hate to say it
The government don't wanna see
But if Roosevelt was livin'
He wouldn't let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, speculation
Everybody litigation
Beat me, bash me
You can never trash me
Hit me, kick me
You can never get me
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Some things in life they just don't wanna see
But if Martin Luther was livin'
He wouldn't let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, segregation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Kick me, kike me
Don't you wrong or right me

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about
All I wanna say is that
they don't really care about
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
 
 
The video above is a meme called "Dramatic Reading Of A Break-Up Letter."  There are many more examples of people doing this you can google some.
**The video below has some swear words and inappropriate language. It is called "Katy Perry's California Girls - A Dramatic Reading by Ira David Wood"
 
 
I am going to post a lot of stuff on this website over the next several hours!
Here are a couple of items that we have discussed in class.
This is the rhetorical triangle that we discussed
The onion model of culture is way for us to take a part culture.

Please watch this first video, the second video is for those that interested

 

Event

09/12/2013

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Please remember to bring a paper copy of your assignment. I will not accept emailed copies.

 
 
Hello Everyone,
It is week 2 and your "Me, Myself, & I" speech is due today (Tuesday, September 3rd). Please be prepared to give a 3 minute speech. Please have 3 items that represent your past, present, and future. Remember that this is a NO PRESSURE speech!!

AM CLASS: For those of you who emailed me proof of prerequisites, I will give you a permission number today in class.

PM CLASS: Make sure to bring your proof of prerequisite and I will try to start adding people today.