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constant necessity for applying the instructions to the practical work of expression will soon fix in the pupil's mind all that is of importance. Discuss thoroughly each chapter, multiplying the illustrations and trying to lead the pupil to work out for himself, if possible, the solution of the problems under consideration.

Exercises relating to a particular subject are numbered consecutively throughout the book without regard to other exercises that may intervene. For instance, under Breathing, Exercises 1, 2, and 3 will be found in Lesson IV., and 4, 5, 6, and 7 in Lesson XIX. This will, it is believed, aid in keeping each subject more completely apart from the others than if the ordinary method of numbering were followed.

Little will be found here relating to emotional expression; such work belongs to a later period of mental development than was contemplated in preparing this manual. The painful exhibition of precocious, hot-house passion has no part in the author's scheme of education. Even those of more mature years who may find this manual useful are advised to thoroughly master its precepts before essaying higher flights. The great essential is a solid foundation of conversational delivery. Emotion that is genuine will find its own outlet, if the channels of expression are free.

It is hard to specify each case of the author's indebtedness to others. Little can be claimed for the book on the score of originality except in arrangement and selection of material. Much of its contents is the common property of all good teachers; the few things that are not, the author has paid well for either in money or in hard work.

LESSON.

PAGE.
Preface,

5

I. The Speaker's Position,

11

II. The Speaker's Position, continued,

14

III. Phrasing,

16

IV. Breathing - Exercises,

21

V. Emphasis,

24

VI. Position, continued,

30

VII. Inflection,

32

VIII. Position, continued-Flexibility,

37

IX. The Vocal Apparatus,

40

X. Vocal Exercises,

44

XI. Articulation,

46

XII. Flexibility-Hands and Fingers-Wrists,

48

XIII. Minor Inflections-Position, continued,

51

XIV. Flexibility, continued - The Vowels, continued, 53

XV. Emphasis, continued,

57

XVI. For Independence of the Legs—The Vowels,

continued,

60

XVII. Rules for Emphasis, continued,

62

XVIII. Flexibility, continued— The Vowels, continued, 67

XIX. Breathing-Exercises, continued—The Vowels,

continued,

69

XX. The Language of the Body-Pantomimic Ex-

pression,

73

XXI. The Torso,

76

XXII. Inflections, continued — The Vowels, continued, 79

XXIII. The Legs,

85

XXIV. Articulation - The Vowels, continued–The Con-

sonants,

90

XXV. The Head,

92

XXVI. Articulation, continued-Vocal Exercises, con'a 96

XXVII. Attitudes of the Head, continued,

100

XXVIII. Climax,

104

XXIX. The Eye,

108

XXX. Rhythm,

112

XXXI. Actions of the Hand,

117

XXXII. Articulation, continued—Vocal Exercises, con’d 121

XXXIII. Actions of the Hand, continued,

124

XXXIV. Pitch, Movement and Volume,

128

XXXV. Full-Arm Gestures,

133

XXXVI. Oppositions of the Head and Arms,

138

XXXVII. Articulation, cond--Difficult Combinations, 147

XXXVIII. Facial Expression,

150

XXXIX. Description,

155

XL. Final Hints on Attitudes and Bearings,

162

78

Flexibility:

PAGE.
Ex. I. Hands and Fingers,

49
Ex.
II. Wrists,

50
Ex. III. For Muscles of the Neck and Jaw,

53
Ex. IV. For Legs,

54
Ex. V. For Arms,

67
Ex. VI. For Arms,

67
Forehead, The,

150
Free Side, .

13
Free Foot,

13
Gestures,
Gestures, Full-arm:
Ex. I. Indication (Palm up),

133
Ex. II. Indication (Palm down),

134
Ex. III. Indication of Self-folding movement,

135
Ex. IV. Suspense,

136
Ex. V. Returning to Rest,

137
Hand, The,

163
Hand, Actions of the:
Ex. I. Simple Indication,

117
Ex. II. Beckoning, .

119
Ex. III. Admiration,

119
Ex.
IV. Repulsion,

119
Ex. V. Appeal,

124
· Ex. VI. Rejection,

124
Ex. VII. Declaration,

124
Ex. VIII. Declaration with Surrender,

125
Ex. IX. Concealment, .

125
Head, The, .

12, 92
Ex. I. Erect,

93
Ex.
II. Bowed, .

93
Ex. III. Lifted,

94
Ex. IV. Pivoted,

94
Ex. V. Inclined,

100
Ex. VI. Advanced,

101
Ex. VII. Drawn Back,

101
Ex. VIII. Hung,

101
Ex.
IX. Thrown Back,

101
Hips, The,

13, 14, 75, 77, 162

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