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The Speaking Voice

Katherine Jewell Everts (d. after 1919)

1. 00 Preface and Introduction
2. 01 Pt. I, Ch. I Learning to Support the Tone
3. 02 Pt. I, Ch. II Learning to Free the Tone
4. 03 Pt. I, Ch. III Learning to Re-enforce the Tone
5. 04 Pt. II, Ch. I The Technique of the Instrument: Discussion
6. 05 Pt. II, Ch. II Study in Change of Pitch
7. 06 Pt. II, Ch. III Study in Inflection
8. 07 Pt. II, Ch. IV Study in Tone-color
9. 08 Pt. III, Ch. I The Law of Approach
10. 09 Pt. III Ch. II The Essay
11. 10 Pt. III Ch. III The Fable
12. 11 Pt. III Ch. IV Lyric Poetry
13. 12 Pt. III Ch. V Didactic Poetry
14. 13 Pt. III Ch. VI The Short Story
15. 14 Pt. III Ch. VII Epic Poetry
16. 15 Pt. III Ch. VIII The Dramatic Monologue and the Play

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From the Preface of The Speaking Voice: principles of training simplified and condensed: "This book offers a method of voice training which is the result of a deliberate effort to simplify and condense, for general use, the principles which are fundamental to all recognized systems of vocal instruction. It contains practical directions accompanied by simple and fundamental exercises, first for the freeing of the voice and then for developing it when free."Parts I and II of the book comprise advice on vocal production and techniques, while some chapters in Part III provide detailed guidance on the vocal interpretation of various literary genres, including the essay, various types of poetry, short stories, dramatic monologues and plays. Some chapters comprise mainly examples for practice, and include complete poems and stories.The reader has endeavoured to follow the author's instructions, but makes no guarantee as to her success, especially in the poetic realm.