The Theory and Practice of Elocution

The Theory and Practice of Elocution

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ... space, motion, or manner-of action, the hands will move in a Yariety of different directions, as the picture of the objects in the speaker's mind may prompt. And, lastly, where.a sentence does not seem to call for any gesture, the hands, for a while, may hang easily at the side, ready to commence action afresh when an occasion occurs for bringing them again effectually into use. Thus, where the.=.I.n.Psicentsis.n is so animaassiensd as not to sueSest any Partievlar kind. of gesture. a wificient Y=?1'-is?!' may nevertheless be found to Prevent the sensation or the sens-arance of that awkwardness. which an assurnsd situatien is likely to produce.---.'I.'o these hints, it will, however, be proper to add. that as the same P9&i. i9I1 should not be conti-nued for-a_ long time together, the position with the left foot advanced, though perhaps on the Whole more _cpnveni@nt-than any other, must ocQasionally be changed. The right foot may stop ibrward, but rather in a side direction; and the address. fin a time, may be to that side, comprehending the half of the au.die.n.ce, reaching from the right extremity to the middle. From this, a change may be made to a corresponclent position on the left side, the left foot being advanced in a side direction, and the address may include the other half of the audience, reaching from the left extremity to the middle. The speaker will find himself getting nearer to his audience by these advances, 'when occasion should be taken to retreat a step or two, and the last step being made with the right foot, leaves him in the original position, with the body erect on the right leg. In this address from side to side, the hands may gesticulate alternately, each on its owshow more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236908988
  • 9781236908988