The Elocutionists

Quoted in Charles John Plumptre, King's College Lectures on Elocution, 5th ed. (
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1895), 98. 41. Rush, in William Russell,
The Introductory Discourse and the Lectures Delivered before the American ...

The Elocutionists

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.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition

Elocutionary materials were published in America and Britain throughout the
century, including such works as The Art of ... Running to nearly five hundred
pages, King's College Lectures on Elocution, published by Kegan Paul in its fifth
edition ...

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition

This reference guide surveys the field, covering rhetoric's principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers. Drawing on the scholarship and expertise of 288 contributors, the Encyclopedia presents a long-needed overview of rhetoric and its role in contemporary education and communications, discusses rhetoric's contributions to various fields, surveys the applications of this versatile discipline to the teaching of English and language arts, and illustrates its usefulness in all kinds of discourse, argument, and exchange of ideas. 媭

Simplified Grammer of the Serbian Language

KING'S COLLEGE LECTURES ON ELOCUTION; or, The Physiology and Culture
of Voice and Speech, and the Expression of the Emotions by Language,
Countenance, and Gesture. To which is added a Special Lecture on the Causes
and ...

Simplified Grammer of the Serbian Language

First published in 1887, this vintage book offers a short account of the chief characteristics of the Serbian language, with a special focus on its grammar. Serbian is the language Serbia, the territory of Kosovo, as well one one of the languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also spoken in Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. With clear explanations and helpful tables, this volume will appeal to those with an interest in the learning the Serbian language or how it it has developed within the last century. Contents include: “The Alphabet”, “The Accents”, “Characteristics of the Dialects”, “Doctrine of Forms”, “The Gender of Substantives”, “Declension”, “Consonantal Stems”, “Adjectives”. “Degrees of Comparison”, “The Numerals”, “Pronouns”, “The Verb”, “Prefixes”, “Stems without Suffixes”, etc. William Richard Morfill FBA (1834 – 1909) was Professor of Russian and allied languages at the University of Oxford from 1900 to 1909. He was the first such professor in Britain and wrote many books on the subject, including “A Grammar of the Russian Language” (1889), “The Story of Russia” (1890), and “Slavonic Region” (1904). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this classic volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition for the enjoyment of literature lovers now and for years to come.

The Speaker

Murdoch's Elementary Elocution. Boston, 1845. First editiou ... Critiques of old
treatises on elocution by Wright, Sheridan, Steele, Rush, Barber, and Hill.
Murdoch and Russell's ... Plumptre's King's College Lectures on Elocution.
Trübner & Co.

The Speaker

he text of this book has been prepared by request, in order to aid teachers in class-room work. The "Orator's Manual," from which most of the material is taken, was intended to be comprehensive. Necessarily, therefore, it explained methods of curing faults which few manifest, as well as of causing excellences which most speakers pro- duce naturally. These methods it is unnecessary for the majority of a class to study. Sometimes, too, it is unsafe, because they direct attention to what, for many at least, is unimportant ; and, in studying any art, to make the unim- portant seem important, tends to artificiality. Wherever a student's delivery is right, it should be let alone. For the reasons mentioned, it is believed that many will wel- come a book which is designed to confine class instruction to the more general characteristics of delivery which all need to study, and which all can study in the same way ; while training in more subtle effects is left to a time when the pupil can be dealt with individually.

An Introductory Lecture delivered publicly in King s College London November 17 1832 On the importance of Hebrew and Rabbinical literature

... de Beth Gubrin says , “ there are four “ noble tongues which the world uses ;
the Mother Tongue ( by which is meant the Alexandrine Greek ) for singing , the
Roman for war , the Syriac for mourning , and the Hebrew for o elocution . ” ) , "
And ...

An Introductory Lecture delivered publicly in King s College  London  November 17  1832   On the importance of Hebrew and Rabbinical literature


The Sunday Review

PRESS NOTES ON MR , PLUMPTRE'S LAST EDITION OF “ KING'S COLLEGE
LECTURES ON ELOCUTION , " " In Indian Institutions we labour under difficulties
in regard to pronunciation whichi it is hard to combat . The native student enters ...

The Sunday Review


Poems

... the late distinguished London Elocutionist , Professor Charles John Plumptre ,
author of " King's College Lectures on Elocution ; " formerly : lecturer on Elocution
at Oxford and Cambridge Universities , and later at King's College , London .

Poems


Classed List

N. Y. 1888 . 4004.666 Parker , R. G. Introductory lessons in reading and elocution
. N. Y. 1853 . .4004.698 Phillips , A. E. Effective speaking . Chic . 1915 ...... .
CG4004.716 Plumptre , c . J. King's College lectures on elocution ... new and enl
. ed ...

Classed List


The Art of Breathing

J . Ellis ' s “ Pronunciation for Singers ; ” A . Melville Bell ' s “ Sounds and Their
Relations ; ” Plumptre ' s “ King ' s College Lectures on Elocution , ” and others . I
give a more or less complete list of different English characters used to represent
 ...

The Art of Breathing

1887-1897 If you are interested in breathing, health, voice, music - this book is for you! Some of the contents: Physiology or Imitation; the Theory of Breathing; the Act of Expiration During Singing; the Method of Taking and Controlling the Breath.

The Journal of Education

OUSEHOLD AND SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT (King's College for Women,
University of London), Campden Hill ... 3 Lower Seymour STREET, W.1. gives
Lessons in Elocution, Voice Production, Reciting, Public Speaking, and Acting.

The Journal of Education


The universal biographical dictionary or An historical account of the most eminent persons in every age and nation particularly the natives of Great Britain and Ireland

Wood college at Dublin , and on entering into SHEPREVE ( John ) , an old
English writer ... After discharging the office of but was struck out of the list for
preaching Greek reader , he succeeded to the Hebrew on the king ' s birth - day
from this text , professorship in 1538 . ... Accordingly be de . and Switzerland ,
where he had once a narrow livered lectures on elocution in England , chance of
being shot for ...

The universal biographical dictionary  or  An historical account of the     most eminent persons in every age and nation  particularly the natives of Great Britain and Ireland


Women Scientists

In 1975, she started working in London with Stephen Mason at the Department of
Chemistry of King's College. Mason was known for ... In 1981, she was promoted
to research fellow and honorary lecturer. When she ... She watched television,
listened to her colleagues, and even attended an elocution course. She learned it
 ...

Women Scientists

Magdolna Hargittai uses over fifteen years of in-depth conversation with female physicists, chemists, biomedical researchers, and other scientists to form cohesive ideas on the state of the modern female scientist. The compilation, based on sixty conversations, examines unique challenges that women with serious scientific aspirations face. In addition to addressing challenges and the unjustifiable underrepresentation of women at the higher levels of academia, Hargittai takes a balanced approach by discussing how some of the most successful of these women have managed to obtain professional success and personal happiness. Women Scientists portrays scientists from different backgrounds, different geographical regions-eighteen countries from four continents-and leaders from a variety of professional backgrounds, including eight Nobel laureate women. The book is divided into three sections: "Husband and Wife Teams," "Women at the Top," and "In High Positions." Hargittai uses her own experience to introduce her first section on the lives of prominent scientific couples and addresses the joys and disadvantages of husband and wife teams. The second section is a comprehensive exploration of the struggles and triumphs of "women at the top." Hargittai introduces women from countries where relatively little has been written about female scientists. The final section focuses on women scientists involved with science administration and leadership. Hargittai's biographical sketches role models for budding scientists. The book is a much needed account of female presence and influence in the sciences.