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CLASSIC SELECTIONS.

WORKS OF S. S. CURRY, Ph.D., LITT.D.

Of eminent value. - DR. LIMAN ABBOTT.

Both method and spirit practically without precedent. – J. M. LEVEQUE, Editor Moruing World, New Orleans.

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PROVINCE OF EXPRESSION. A study of the general

problems regarding delivery and the principles anderly.

ing its development. $1 50; to teachers, $1.20. The work of a highly intellectual man who thinks and feels deeply, who is in earnest and whose words are outitled to the most thougutful consideration. - WILLIAM WINTER. LESSONS IN VOCAL EXPRESSION. Study of the modu

lations of the voice as caused by action of the mind. It is the best book on expression I ever read, far ahead of any. thing published. — PROF. GEORGE A. Vintox, Chicago. IMAGINATION AND DRAMATIC INSTINCT. Creative

action of the mind, insight, sympathy, and assimilation in

vocal expression.
The best book over published on elocution. - A prominent
teacher and public reader.
VOCAL AND LITERARY INTERPRETATION OF THE

BIBLE.
Deserves the attention of everyone. -The Scotsman, Edinboro.

Will serve to abolish "hardshell" reading where “hardshell" preaching is no longer tolerated. – DR. LYMAN ABBOTT. FOUNDATIONS OF EXPRESSION. Principles and funda

mental steps in the training of the mind, body, and voice

in speaking. “By its aid I have accomplished double the usual results." BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE. In

troduction to Browning's poetry and dramatic platform art. Studies of some later phases of dramatic expression.

$1.25; to teachers, $1.10 postpaid. CLASSICS FOR VOCAL EXPRESSION. $1.25; to teachers, $1.10 postpaid.

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CLASSIC SELECTIONS

FROM THE BEST AUTHORS.

ADAPTED TO TEO:

STUDY OF VOCAL EXPRESSION.

S. S. CURRY, Ph. D.,

DEAX SCHOOL OF EXPRESSION; ACTING DAVIS PROFESSOR IN ELOCUTION, NEWTON
THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION; FORMERLY SNOW PROFESSOR

IN ORATORY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY.

BOSTON:
THE EXPRESSION COMPANY,
PIERCE BUILDING, COPLEY SQUARE.

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PREFATORY NOTE.

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principal endeavor in making this collection has been to

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select such extracts as will be best adapted to develop the essential qualities of the voice, to furnish the greatest variety of examples for the illustration of the various steps in vocal expression, and at the same time to secure selections from the greatest number of the best authors, and the most varied forms of literature.

The work is prepared in accordance with numerous requests of students, who are teachers in various schools and colleges ; as requested, the selections which have been found in actual teaching during the past twelve years, to be best adapted to develop the powers of expression in mind and voice, are here col. iected together for convenience in study and teaching.

Among the chief peculiaritics of the work will be found the number of lyrics, the variety of authors, the many forms of literature, and the contrast between the simplest and the most difficult and complex selections it contains.

The short extracts from page 11 to page 78 have been chosen to illustrate some of the elemental vocal steps in the School of Expression, but no theory is given, because each of the paragraplis serves to iilustrate several steps and accomplish different aims as occasion and the needs of the student or class may require. They may also serve to illustrate the steps of any teacher or method. The elemental steps in the work or the school, most commonly illustrated by these paragraphs, are:

I. Attention. II. Spontaneity. III. Freedom of Tone. IV. Function of Imagination. V. Action of the Mind and Breathing. VI. Parity of Tone. VII. Mellowness of Tone. VIII. Openness of Toue.

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