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proudly present the Speech and Drama Festival 2017 Syllabus

SPEECH

SPEECH & DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Completed
Festival Dates Monday 3 - Friday 21 July
Venues 6 - 19July 2017:
Prince Edward School, Beit Hall & Music Centre
17 - 21July 2017:
Choral Speaking: Twin Rivers School
14 & 15July 2017:
Dance: National Ballet Centre
Deadline for Entries Wednesday 31 May
Early entries encouraged
Office open from 9am - 4pm on this day
Final Concert Saturday 22 July
 

POETRY

The ability to recite a published work clearly and from memory.

RULES

  • All material must be from published works and must be in English.
  • All material must be candidate’s own choice.
  • A legible copy of the text must be handed in to the Check-In Desk at registration.
  • No costumes permitted.
  • No Duo Poem candidate may enter Solo Poetry in the same festival.
  • No Props permitted, except for Choral Speaking.
  • Number of entries restricted to 3 per school per class for solo and duo poetry
    Classes 101 - 115, 118, 121 - 123.
  • Please note Shakespearean Sonnets are not permitted in any of these classes.
  • A note on Spoken Word poetry found on the internet - it is essential that the candidate find their OWN VOICE and interpret the poem for themselves and not copy or imitate the poet or spoken word artist.

SOLO POETRY - $2 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
101 Grade 1 Boys 50 words 75 words
102 Grade 1 Girls 50 words 75 words
103 Grade 2 Boys 50 words 75 words
104 Grade 2 Girls 50 words 75 words
105 Grade 3 Boys 70 words 100 words
106 Grade 3 Girls 70 words 100 words
107 Grade 4 Boys 70 words 100 words
108 Grade 4 Girls 70 words 100 words
109 Grade 5 Boys 100 words 150 words
110 Grade 5 Girls 100 words 150 words
111 Grade 6 Boys 100 words 150 words
112 Grade 6 Girls 100 words 150 words
113 Grade 7 Boys 100 words 150 words
114 Grade 7 Girls 100 words 150 words
115 Form 1 & 2 1 min 2 mins
116 Form 3 & 4 1 min 2 mins
117 Senior 1 min 15 secs 2 mins 30 secs

SONNET - $2 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY
118 Intermediate Form 1 & 2
119 Intermediate Form 3 & 4
120 Senior

N.B. Do not enter a Shakespearean Sonnet in this class.

DUO POETRY - $4 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
121 Junior Grade 4 & 5 45 secs 1 min 30 secs
122 Junior Grade 6 & 7 45 secs 1 min 30 secs
123 Intermediate Form 1 & 2 1 min 2 mins
124 Intermediate Form 3 & 4 1 min 2 mins
125 Senior 1 min 15 secs 2 mins 30 secs

N.B. Duo Poem candidates may NOT enter Solo Poetry in the same festival.

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CHORAL SPEAKING - $25 per entry

RULES

  • For 10 – 50 voices.
  • Own choice of two contrasting pieces of poetry.
  • Moderate movement, limited props, costumes, acting and mime permitted.
  • Teacher assistance with getting on and off stage and minimal assistance during poems allowed for Grade 0 - 2 only.
CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
130 Grade 0 1 min 3 mins
131 Grade 1 1 min 3 mins
132 Grade 2 1 min 3 mins
133 Grade 3 2 mins 4 mins
134 Grade 4 2 mins 4 mins
135 Grade 5 2 mins 5 mins
136 Grade 6 2 mins 5 mins
137 Grade 7 2 mins 5 mins
138 Form 1 2 mins 6 mins
139 Form 2 2 mins 6 mins
140 Form 3 2 mins 6 mins
141 Form 4 3 mins 6 mins
142 Senior (Forms L6 & U6) 3 mins 6 mins

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PROSE - $2 per entry

RULES

  • Extract from published book (not a play) to be spoken from memory.
  • Moderate gestures allowed. Movement not permitted.
CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
150 Junior Grade 4 & 5 1 min 1min 30 secs
151 Junior Grade 6 & 7 1 min 1min 30 secs
152 Intermediate Form 1 & 2 1 min 30 secs 2 mins
153 Intermediate Form 3 & 4 1min 30 secs 2 mins
154 Senior 2 mins 2 mins 30 secs

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RECITAL

RULES

  • Candidates must present a recital based on a theme using at least three published works to support their argument. They may use Poetry, Dramatised Poetry, Prose, Dialogue, Storytelling, Play Extract or Speech.
    Every recital must include an introduction and a conclusion.
  • The discussion should form the primary basis of the recital.
  • A copy of all the published pieces used must be handed in to the check in desk at registration.
  • Candidates may read their published pieces but their discussion must be recited from memory
  • The pieces can be recited in any order and the examiner may not interrupt the programme.
  • Number of entries in Group Recital (Class 163) limited to 2 per school.

Candidates must then be prepared to answer questions put to them by the adjudicator on the following:

  • The reasons behind their choice of repertoire or theme.
  • The reasons behind their choice of staging.
  • Explain their selection of published work i.e. why those pieces appealed to them.
  • Candidates must be able to support their argument.

The themes for Recital Classes 161 – 163 for 2017 are as follows:

  1. Danai Gurira
  2. Dear ...
  3. Doors

SOLO RECITAL - $2 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
161 Intermediate 5 mins 8 mins
162 Senior 7 mins 10 mins

GROUP RECITAL (Minimum 3 people) - $10 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
163 Any age 7 mins 10 mins

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