Antoine Léonard-Maestrati




Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
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FREN6612 - Language & Theater      

This course aims at developing ease and fluidity of oral communication in French. With the support of three contemporary Francophone plays, students will discover the diversity of the French languages by working on pronunciation, quality of their voice, gesture and breathing.

The course will be articulated in a dynamic, participative and creative way around three axes:
1)Dramaturgical approach of the plays: reading, discussion, analysis;
2)Exercises stemming from the theatrical pedagogy to improve the qualities of articulation, pronunciation, memorization, verbal ease and public speaking;
3)Staging extracts of the studied plays, which will close the course
This year, we’ll be exploring the theme “the female figure in contemporary French drama”, through different approaches (epic, historical, news item) and varied aesthetics (classical structure, monologue, testimonial theater).

Required texts:
Laurent GAUDÉ, Salina, ISBN 2210755336
Michel BELLIER, Les filles aux mains jaunes, ISBN 2872829873
Solenn DENIS, Sandre ISBN 2807100104 Language & Stylistics

Summer 2012

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FREN6661 - Cinema in its Making      

This course aims to introduce students to the technique of making a documentary or a fictional film and to writing a screenplay. By analyzing several films and their scenarios, students will learn the importance and value of the staging of a narrative, of character-driven dialogue and of appropriate settings. They will also learn how different camera angles can change, reinforce or undermine particular situations. Applying these writing and directing concepts, students will create and present a documentary scenario and a short film script with a story board.

Required text: 1) La nuit américaine réalisé par François Truffaut
édition Petite bibliothèque des Cahiers du Cinéma Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2012

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The Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5526
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Betty Ashbury Jones MA ’86 School of French
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Sheila Schwaneflugel, Coordinator