Systematic Look at Events
Dramatic Duo has become a poster child for the forensics world, appealing to crowds both in and out of the community, while providing its participants with challenges and opportunities not found in other interpretive events. However, the current event description contains ideas that might be viewed as contradictory, valuing interpretation over acting, yet limiting students to dramatic sources of literature (stage, screen, and radio). This paper proposes a change from Dramatic Duo to Duo Interpretation, allowing material of any genre to be used in competition. Implications of both a pedagogical and competitive nature will be explored. This paper does not criticize current performance-based duo trends; rather, it seeks to build on them by providing a broader range of texts for duo competitors.
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"So Much Drama: In Support of a Shift from Dramatic Duo to Duo Interpretation,"
Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events: Vol. 4:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/ndcieproceedings/vol4/iss1/12