The Peerless Reciter Or Popular Program

The parliamentary rules and general form of conducting public meetings , as shown in the PEERLESS RECITER , shall be the standard authority in governing the deliberations of this association , ARTICLE IX . - Any member neglecting to pay ...

Author: Henry Davenport Northrop


ISBN: NYPL:33433082504550

Category: Elocution

Page: 500

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The Peerless Reciter

The parliamentary rules and general form of conducting public meetings , as shown in the PEERLESS RECITER , shall be the standard authority in governing the deliberations of this association . ARTICLE IX . - Any member neglecting to pay ...

Author: Henry Davenport Northrop


ISBN: IOWA:31858005986512

Category: Readers and speakers

Page: 516

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Gender and Rhetorical Space in American Life 1866 1910

This text is similar in contents to Northrop's earlier published speaker , The Peerless Reciter ( 1894 ) . Both texts provide a brief review of the principles of speaking followed by extensive selections for practice and performance ...

Author: Nan Johnson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809324261

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Nan Johnson demonstrates that after the Civil War, nonacademic or ?parlor” traditions of rhetorical performance helped to sustain the icon of the white middle class woman as queen of her domestic sphere by promoting a code of rhetorical behavior for women that required the performance of conventional femininity. Through a lucid examination of the boundaries of that gendered rhetorical space?and the debate about who should occupy that space?Johnson explores the codes governing and challenging the American woman's proper rhetorical sphere in the postbellum years. While men were learning to preach, practice law, and set political policies, women were reading elocution manuals, letter-writing handbooks, and other conduct literature. These texts reinforced the conservative message that women's words mattered, but mattered mostly in the home. Postbellum pedagogical materials were designed to educate Americans in rhetorical skills, but they also persistently directed the American woman to the domestic sphere as her proper rhetorical space. Even though these materials appeared to urge the white middle class women to become effective speakers and writers, convention dictated that a woman's place was at the hearthside where her rhetorical talents were to be used in counseling and instructing as a mother and wife. Aided by twenty-one illustrations, Johnson has meticulously compiled materials from historical texts no longer readily available to the general public and, in so doing, has illuminated this intersection of rhetoric and feminism in the nineteenth century. The rhetorical pedagogies designed for a postbellum popular audience represent the cultural sites where a rethinking of women's roles becomes open controversy about how to value their words. Johnson argues this era of uneasiness about shifting gender roles and the icon of the ?quiet woman” must be considered as evidence of the need for a more complete revaluing of women's space in historical discourse.

The Peerless Reciter Or Popular Program Containing the Choicest Recitations and Readings from the Best Authors for Schools Public Entertainments

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1377256448

Category: History

Page: 558

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Melodramatic Voices Understanding Music Drama

Recitation books sometimes provided sample programmes suitable 17 'New Profession for Ladies', The Home Journal (1846–1856), 20/170 (12 May 1849): p. 2. 18 Henry Northrop Davenport, The Peerless Reciter, or Popular Program Containing ...

Author: Sarah Hibberd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317097938

Category: Music

Page: 314

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The genre of mélodrame à grand spectacle that emerged in the boulevard theatres of Paris in the 1790s - and which was quickly exported abroad - expressed the moral struggle between good and evil through a drama of heightened emotions. Physical gesture, mise en scène and music were as important in communicating meaning and passion as spoken dialogue. The premise of this volume is the idea that the melodramatic aesthetic is central to our understanding of nineteenth-century music drama, broadly defined as spoken plays with music, operas and other hybrid genres that combine music with text and/or image. This relationship is examined closely, and its evolution in the twentieth century in selected operas, musicals and films is understood as an extension of this nineteenth-century aesthetic. The book therefore develops our understanding of opera in the context of melodrama's broader influence on musical culture during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This book will appeal to those interested in film studies, drama, theatre and modern languages as well as music and opera.

Shakespearean Educations

This pedagogical motive locates The Peerless Reciter and texts like it squarely within the enterprise of rhetorical education with Shakespeare as its champion. For a brief summary of how Delsarte affected elocution instruction see ...

Author: Coppélia Kahn

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 9781611490299

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Shakespearean Educations expands the notion of 'education' beyond the classroom to literary clubs, private salons, public lectures, libraries, primers, and theatrical performance. This collection challenges scholars to consider how different groups in our society have adopted Shakespeare as part of a specifically 'American' education. This book maps the ways in which former slaves, Puritan ministers, university leaders, and working class theatergoers used Shakespeare not only to educate themselves about literature and culture, but also to educate others about their own experience.

The Elocutionists

Recitation books that included music typically only provided brief excerpts, such as songs in simple piano ... The poem had appeared in anthologies without music, then in later books such as The Peerless Reciter with the hymn, ...

Author: Marian Wilson Kimber

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252099151

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Emerging in the 1850s, elocutionists recited poetry or drama with music to create a new type of performance. The genre--dominated by women--achieved remarkable popularity. Yet the elocutionists and their art fell into total obscurity during the twentieth century. Marian Wilson Kimber restores elocution with music to its rightful place in performance history. Gazing through the lenses of gender and genre, Wilson Kimber argues that these female artists transgressed the previous boundaries between private and public domains. Their performances advocated for female agency while also contributing to a new social construction of gender. Elocutionists, proud purveyors of wholesome entertainment, pointedly contrasted their "acceptable" feminine attributes against those of morally suspect actresses. As Wilson Kimber shows, their influence far outlived their heyday. Women, the primary composers of melodramatic compositions, did nothing less than create a tradition that helped shape the history of American music.

Laboring to Play

for the Peerless Reciter, or Popular Program (in full morocco and gilt—edged pages), the selections shown in the “Dialogues and Recitations” section include games and recitation manuals. During the two decades that bracketed the turn of ...

Author: Melanie Dawson

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817357641

Category: History

Page: 257

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A compelling analysis of how "middling" Americans entertained themselves and how these entertainments changed over time. The changing styles of middle-class home entertainments, Melanie Dawson argues, point to evolving ideas of class identity in U.S. culture. Drawing from 19th- and early-20th-century fiction, guidebooks on leisure, newspaper columns, and a polemical examination of class structures, Laboring to Play interrogates the ways that leisure performances (such as parlor games, charades, home dramas, and tableaux vivants) encouraged participants to test out the boundaries that were beginning to define middle-class lifestyles. From 19th-century parlor games involving grotesque physical contortions to early-20th-century recitations of an idealized past, leisure employments mediated between domestic and public spheres, individuals and class-based affiliations, and ideals of egalitarian social life and visible hierarchies based on privilege. Negotiating these paradigms, home entertainments provided their participants with unique ways of performing displays of individual ambitions within a world of polite social interaction. Laboring to Play deals with subjects as wide ranging as social performances, social history (etiquette and gentility), literary history, representations of childhood, and the history of the book.

Performing Antiquity

“In a Woman's Voice: Musical Recitation and the Feminization of American Melodrama.” In Melodramatic Voices: Understanding ... “The Peerless Reciter: Reconstructing the Lost Art of Elocution with Music.” In Performance Practice: Issues ...

Author: Samuel N. Dorf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190612115

Category: Music

Page: 224

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Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930 investigates collaborations between French and American scholars of Greek antiquity (archaeologists, philologists, classicists, and musicologists), and the performing artists (dancers, composers, choreographers and musicians) who brought their research to life at the birth of Modernism. The book tells the story of performances taking place at academic conferences, the Paris Opéra, ancient amphitheaters in Delphi, and private homes. These musical and dance collaborations are built on reciprocity: the performers gain new insight into their craft while learning new techniques or repertoire and the scholars gain an opportunity to bring theory into experimental practice, that is, they have a chance see/hear/experience what they have studied and imagined. The performers receive the imprimatur of scholarship, the stamp of authenticity, and validation for their creative activities. Drawing from methods and theory from musicology, dance studies, performance studies, queer studies, archaeology, classics and art history the book shows how new scholarly methods and technologies altered the performance, and, ultimately, the reception of music and dance of the past. Acknowledging and critically examining the complex relationships performers and scholars had with the pasts they studied does not undermine their work. Rather, understanding our own limits, biases, dreams, obsessions, desires, loves, and fears enriches the ways we perform the past.

The American Bookseller

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ISBN: NYPL:33433000084586

Category: American literature


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A Century of Communication Studies

Northrop, Henry D. The Peerless Reciter. n.p., 1894. Oliver, Robert T. Culture and Communication. Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas, 1962. O'Neill, James M., Craven Laycock, and Robert L. Scales. Argumentation and Debate.

Author: Pat J. Gehrke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134062799

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication. Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.