Vocal & Choral
Speech & Drama
SPEECH & DRAMA COMPETITION
The Speech & Drama sections of the Toowoomba Eisteddfod provide opportunities for competitors of all skill levels, the chance to perform and receive feedback from a specialist in the field. It gives the participants a goal to work towards that offers a greater focus for their practice, in turn improving their skills overall.
Please read the General Rules and Division-Specific Rules carefully to avoid disqualification. Refer to the Schedule for the specific rules for each Section.
Speech & Drama – GENERAL RULES
i. Prompts will only be given by the adjudicator.
ii. Own choice of material.
iii. The Set Verse Choices for Verse Speaking must be taken from the editions listed and are available from the Speech and Drama convenor at email@example.com
DIVISION 09 – SPEECH AND DRAMA PAIRS DUOLOGUE
a. Costume essential.
b. Time allowed for bumping in and bumping out is one minute each.
c. Competitors can only compete once in each section.
POEM IN PAIRS
a. A poem in pairs MUST be POETRY performed by TWO people. The poem must have metre and/or rhyme. Some sections (words or lines) must be spoken in unison. It should not be confused with a duologue.
b. Blacks/Costumes and basic props appropriate to the material may be used.
c. Competitors can only compete once in each section.
201 Years 11 and 12 DUOLOGUE PAIR
202 Years 9 and 10 DUOLOGUE PAIR
203 Year 8 DUOLOGUE PAIR
204 Year 7 DUOLOGUE PAIR
205 Year 6 DUOLOGUE PAIR
206 Year 5 and Under DUOLOGUE PAIR
207 Year 7 POEM IN PAIRS
208 Year 6 POEM IN PAIRS
209 Year 5 POEM IN PAIRS
210 Year 4 POEM IN PAIRS
211 Year 3 POEM IN PAIRS
212 Years 1 and 2 POEM IN PAIRS
GROUP DRAMATISATION OF A POEM
a. Group dramatisation of a poem MUST be POETRY performed by three or more people.
b. Blacks/Costumes and basic sets and props appropriate to the material may be used.
c. The time allowed is for the complete dramatisation of a poem but may not exceed 5 minutes.
d. Time allowed for bumping in and bumping out is one minute each.
a. Group to consist of three or more players.
b. Mime costuming of black clothing and/or white clothing ONLY.
c. No props other than a chair(s) may be used.
d. Background music is optional. Sound equipment will be provided by the Eisteddfod Association. The equipment provided uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.
e. Own choice of material.
f. Time limit: Minimum 3, maximum 5 minutes.
213 Years 10 to 12 DRAMATISATION OF A POEM GROUP
214 Year 7 to 9 DRAMATISATION OF A POEM GROUP
215 Years 5 and 6 DRAMATISATION OF A POEM GROUP
216 Year 3 and 4 DRAMATISATION OF A POEM GROUP
217 Years 1 and 2 DRAMATISATION OF A POEM GROUP
218 Year 7 to 9 MIME GROUP
219 Years 5 and 6 MIME GROUP
a. These sections are run in 2 parts – (a) and (b).
b. 100 marks are allocated. 50 marks for each selection.
c. Marks and placings will be announced at the end of the second part of the Section.
220 Open SPEECH AND DRAMA CHAMPIONSHIP
221 Years 10 to 12 SPEECH AND DRAMA CHAMPIONSHIP
TWO poems are offered for each section. The competitor selects ONE to perform. These poems have been chosen by the adjudicator and are available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
VERSE SPEAKING NOVICE SOLO
A Novice is defined as an individual competing in the Toowoomba Eisteddfod Speech and Drama sections for the first time.
222 Years 11 and 12 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
223 Year 10 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
224 Year 9 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
225 Year 8 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
226 Year 7 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
227 Year 6 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
228 Year 5 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
229 Year 4 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
230 Year 3 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
231 Year 2 VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
232 Year 1 and under VERSE SPEAKING SOLO
238 Year 7 VERSE SPEAKING NOVICE SOLO
239 Year 6 VERSE SPEAKING NOVICE SOLO
240 Year 5 VERSE SPEAKING NOVICE SOLO
OTHER POEMS NON-HUMOROUS POETRY
a. Must be a serious poem.
a. Slam Poetry is defined as poetry typically expressing an individual’s personal story and/or struggle usually in an intensely emotional style.
b. Competitor to present an original and/or published slam poem.
c. Blacks/casual attire recommended.
241 Year 12 HUMOROUS SOLO
242 Year 11 HUMOROUS SOLO
243 Year 10 HUMOROUS SOLO
244 Year 9 HUMOROUS SOLO
245 Year 8 HUMOROUS SOLO
246 Year 7 HUMOROUS SOLO
247 Year 6 HUMOROUS SOLO
248 Year 5 HUMOROUS SOLO
249 Year 4 HUMOROUS SOLO
250 Year 3 HUMOROUS SOLO
251 Year 2 and under HUMOROUS SOLO
254 Years 10 to 12 NON-HUMOROUS SOLO
255 Year 7 to 9 NON-HUMOROUS SOLO
256 Primary NON-HUMOROUS SOLO
257 Years 10 to 12 SLAM SOLO
258 Year 7 to 9 SLAM SOLO
259 Primary SLAM SOLO
DRAMA SHAKESPEARIAN DRAMA
a. Costume suitable to support the characterisation or blacks recommended.
a. Portrayal of one character in either verse or prose form.
b. Costume essential, appropriate to the characterisation or blacks recommended.
a. Mime costuming of black clothing and/or white clothing ONLY.
b. No props other than a chair(s) may be used.
c. Music is optional. Sound equipment will be provided by the Eisteddfod Association. The equipment provided uses an earphone jack – NO CD or other medium can be used.
d. Own choice of topic.
IMPROMPTU SPEECH SOLO
a. Competitor to present an impromptu speech of no more than 2 minutes on a topic chosen randomly from the selection provided by the adjudicator.
b. Preparation time of 30 seconds.
a. If the extract is taken from a picture book or similar, please ensure that text is written in prose rather than verse.
b. Prose is defined as written or spoken language in its ordinary form without metrical structure.
260 Years 11 and 12 SHAKESPEARIAN DRAMA SOLO
261 Year 10 SHAKESPEARIAN DRAMA SOLO
262 Years 11 and 12 MONOLOGUE SOLO
263 Year 10 MONOLOGUE SOLO
264 Year 9 MONOLOGUE SOLO
265 Year 8 MONOLOGUE SOLO
266 Year 7 MONOLOGUE SOLO
267 Year 6 MONOLOGUE SOLO
270 Year 5 MONOLOGUE SOLO
271 Year 4 MONOLOGUE SOLO
272 Year 3 CHARACTER POEM SOLO
273 Year 2 CHARACTER POEM SOLO
274 Year 1 and under CHARACTER POEM SOLO
275 Years 11 and 12 IMPROMPTU SPEECH SOLO
276 Years 9 and 10 IMPROMPTU SPEECH SOLO
277 Years 11 and 12 MEMORISED PROSE SOLO
278 Year 10 MEMORISED PROSE SOLO
279 Years 8 and 9 MEMORISED PROSE SOLO
280 Year 7 MEMORISED PROSE SOLO
281 Primary MEMORISED PROSE SOLO
282 Years 10 to 12 MIME SOLO
283 Years 7 to 9 MIME SOLO
284 Primary MIME SOLO
286 Years 7 to 12 ORIGINAL STORY TELLING IMPROMPTU SOLO
287 Year Primary ORIGINAL STORY TELLING IMPROMPTU SOLO
289 Years 7 to 12 STORY TELLING (PREPARED) SOLO
290 Primary STORY TELLING (PREPARED) SOLO