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“Suit the action to the word, the word to the
Hamlet's Speech to the Players.
This small work is arranged in accordance with the method that I adopt in teaching Elocution, and is intended to assist the student in his daily practice.
In writing this little book I am indebted for much valuable information to the following works, and would here tender my thanks to the Authors and Publishers, many of whom have so kindly allowed me to quote from them.
The Mechanism of the Human Voice, by Emil Behnke, (Curwen & Sons). Voice, Song and Speech, by Dr. Lennox Browne and Emil Behnke, (S. Low & Co.). Voice Training Primer, by Mrs. Emil Behnke and Charles Pearce, (Chappell & Co.). Speaking Voice, Part I, by Mrs. Emil Behnke, (Curwen & Sons). Pronunciation for Singers, by the late Dr. A. J. Ellis, (Curwen & Sons). King's College Lectures on Elocution, by C. J. Plumptre, (Kegan Paul & Co.). Sounds of English, by Miss Soames, edited by W. Vietor, (Swan Sonnenschein & Co.). The Teacher's Method, by Miss Soames, edited by W. Vietor, (Swan Sonnenschein & Co.). Grammar of Elocution, by J. Millard, (Longmans & Co.). Blackie's Modern Cyclopædia, edited by Charles Annandale.
I would also express my thanks to Messrs. Longmans, Green & Co., to Messrs. George Routledge & Sons, and to Messrs. Macmillan & Co., for permission given to quote
poems or lines from poems published by them. Again I would gratefully acknowledge the kind assistance I have received from Mrs. Behnke, Sir George Grove, C.B., the Rev. H. Russell Wakefield and Dr. J. Browne, M.B., also from Messrs. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. who have allowed me to make use of the diagram of the vocal organs.
Want of space prevents me from dealing with the serious defects of the voice, but I should advise those who stammer to read the late Mr. Emil Behnke's work on this subject, to be obtained at 18 Earl's Court Square, W., from Mrs. Behnke.
R. I. P. 182 Holland Rd.,
Lyric Poetry. The Ode. The Elegy. The Monody.
English open Vowel-Sounds. Exercises on the open