The Dramatic Interpretation contest consists of the effective and expressive delivery of a Latin passage. WABC JCL uses the same passages as the NJCL convention. Passages are available for download from the NJCL website.
Dramatic Interpretation is NOT a sequestered event. Anyone wishing to compete in it may do so at any point during the scheduled time.
N.B. It is expected but not required that contestants will have their piece memorized; a contestant who refers to the passage or to notes of any kind during his or her performance will receive 0 points in the memorization category on the score card. Contestants are free to wear costumes to enhance their performance, but costuming is not required, and contestants should not be penalized for not appearing in costume.
Awards are given by Latin level in the following divisions:
Latin ½, Girls Latin ½, Boys
Latin 1, Girls Latin 1, Boys
Latin 2, Girls Latin 2, Boys
Advanced Prose, Girls Advanced Prose, Boys
Advanced Poetry, Girls Advanced Prose, Boys
Contestants are scored on the following criteria:
Memorization (25) (25)
Character portrayal and depth (20) (20)
Pronunciation (20) (15)
Enunciation (10) (5)
Voice control and eye contact _ (10) (10)
Natural gestures & appropriate movement ______ (10) ______ (10)
Phraseology (5) (5)
Scansion (poetry only) (10)
Total ____________ (100)Sharing is good...