The Peerless Reciter, or Popular Program: Containing the Choicest Recitations and Readings From the Best Authors, for Schools, Public Enterta by Henry Davenport NorthropThe Peerless Reciter, or Popular Program: Containing the Choicest Recitations and Readings From the Best Authors, for Schools, Public Enterta by Henry Davenport Northrop

The Peerless Reciter, or Popular Program: Containing the Choicest Recitations and Readings From the…

byHenry Davenport Northrop

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Excerpt from The Peerless Reciter, or Popular Program: Containing the Choicest Recitations and Readings From the Best Authors, for Schools, Public Entertainments, Social Gatherings, Sunday Schools, Etc

This wide-spread demand for the best readings is fully supplied by The Peerless Reciter or Popular Program. This work is a rich casket Of gems in Prose and Poetry, all strikingly adapted to instruct and entertain. They are suited to every conceivable occasion where a reading is in order, and are the best afforded by the whole range Of literature, comprising Eloquence and Sentiment; Pathos and Humor; Dramatic and Descriptive Selections; Juvenile Readings; Readings with Lesson Talks; Readings with Accompaniments of Music Dialogues, Tableaux, etc., etc.

Part first: The Mind Speaking through the Body, contains Important Principles and Rules. In a very concise form it points out the best methods for strengthening and cultivating the voice and teaches the manner to be Observed, the most effective attitudes and gestures to be employed, and the rules for emphasis and pauses.

This part is rendered attractive and valuable by helpful object lessons. It contains all the typical and most important gestures in outline drawings, to which frequent references are made throughout the work, showing the exact gesture that Should be made.

Part second: Readings with Lesson Talks, contains charming selections to which are added valuable suggestions as to the best manner of rendering them. These Talks are brief, pithy and right to the point. Verse by verse and line by line the reader is told how to deliver the thought and sentiment to the very best advantage.

Part third: Readings with Musical Accompaniments, contains selections in which snatches of songs and instrumental music are introduced. NO readings are more popular or more eagerly sought than these. The skillful recitationist Of either sex, who can express some part Of'the sentiment by appropriate strains of music never fails to captivate the hearers and meet with hearty applause.

For this reason a number of well chosen recitals have been inserted, accompanied by suitable musical scores. These are both sprightly and pathetic. In some instances thrilling scenes are depicted by the text, and the music, properly rendered, adds greatly to the effect.

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Title:The Peerless Reciter, or Popular Program: Containing the Choicest Recitations and Readings From the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:540 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.09 inPublished:August 19, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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