A Straightforward Guide to Writing Performance Poetry
Introducing new techniques and enhanced approaches to the field of writing and performance poetry, this revision is for anyone who wants to specialise in the art of performance poetry. The book contains all the basic information needed to develop a freelance career.
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Structure in Performance 63
Explaining the performance element
Know your own voice
Applying Working Methods I
Acquiring supporting skills
Essential paperwork etc
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accent ACQUIRING PERFORMANCE SKILLS Adrian Mitchell Alan Ginsberg aspects attitude audience authentic Benjamin Zephaniah clearly comic communication consider context conventions course define delivery dramatic elements emotion Ewan McColl example experience feel genre Guilt purchase Hovis Presley humour Ian McMillan idea idiolect instance intonation involves John Cooper Clarke John Hegley KEY POINTS language lines linking words Linton Kwesi Johnson listen lyric material meaning mood Murray Lachlan Young narrative nature observation obvious Pam Ayres patterns Penny Readings performance poem performance poetry poem written poet poetic poetry reading POINTS FROM CHAPTER potential radio range read aloud read and record read the Key reading a poem refrain repetition rhymes rhythms sense Simon Armitage social commentary specific speech spoken stage stand-up story style success syntax techniques themes tone traditional turn to Chapter variety voice Write a checklist writing for performance writing poetry