The Model 20th Century Speaker

The Model 20th Century Speaker : A Book of Entertainment for Home, School and Church; Recitations, Readings, Plays, Drills, Tableaux, Etc., Together with Rules for Physical Culture and for the Training of the Voice and the Use of Gesture, According to the

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Excerpt from The Model 20th Century Speaker: A Book of Entertainment for Home, School and Church; Recitations, Readings, Plays, Drills, Tableaux, Etc., Together With Rules for Physical Culture and for the Training of the Voice and the Use of Gesture, According to the Delsarte System Too much stress cannot be laid upon physical development when one begins to study Elocution. To begin with, the first requirement for public speaking is physical strength. Because in order to become a successful public speaker one must be strong enough to withstand not only the nervous strain nu der which such an one is constantly labor ing, but also the physical strain which of necessity must come to the body from long standing and constant activity in changing from one character to another during an evening's program. Besides, one cannot possibly lose himself in a selection unless the body is free from pain, and perfectly at ease. The least pain or awkwardness in any part of the body, the mind concentrates itself upon that one part to the exclusion of all else, and, instead of decreasing, the pain or awkwardness increases by much thinking on, until the infection spreads over the whole body and finally takes entire possession of the mind as well. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 594g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243172249
  • 9780243172245