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Dramatic Interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation is an event in National Forensics League and high school forensics competitions.

In a typical round of DI, five to seven performers will each perform a "cutting" (excerpt) from a published play, novel, or short story. As the name suggests, the cuttings are invariably from non-comedic (e.g., dramatic) works. Some performers select monologues, others may adopt the roles of several characters, changing their tone of voice, manner of speaking, and bodily position to indicate a change in character. Performers are constrained in their acting repertoire: the use of props, for instance, is forbidden.

After all of the competitors have performed, the judge (or judges) in the round will rank them from best to worst.

Dramatic Ballot - Blank

Sample Dramatic Ballots
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