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Recitation : Discussion of flexibility of voice, and testing of sensitiveness of ear to pitch changes. Reading of problem 13 for conversational naturalness and energy, followed by short expository talks.
Assiynment: Study problems 14–19 (section 28, 1, d, p. 128). Begin memorizing 19. Practice vocal exercises 24-25
(pp. 300-01). Spend ten minutes on them. 34. Recitation : Vocal exercises 24–25. Finish short talks
and read problems 14–19. Write out 19 from memory.
Assignment: Study problems 20–24 (section 28, 3, a, b, pp. 131-33). Memorize problem 20. Try vocal exercises
26-27 (p. 301). 35. Recitation : Vocal exercises 26-27. Reading of problems
20–24. Write out 20 from memory.
Assignment: Study problems 25–26 (section 28, 3, C, pp. 133-34). Underline words in which the stress is particularly marked. Bring illustrations, chosen outside the text, and written out, of median and final stress. Underline words
on which the stress is most noticeable. 36. Recitation: Reading of problems 25-26, and of exam
ples of median and final stress brought in by students.
Assignment: Study selection from The Christmas Carol (problem 27). Begin memorizing At the End of the Day (problem 28). Practice vocal exercise 28. (See problem 13,
37. Recitation: Practice vocal exercise 28 (problem 13, p.
63). Reading of selection from The Christmas Carol for enjoyment and spontaneous expression with little or no ref. erence to any technical matters involved.
Assignment: Continue study of selection from The Christmas Carol and finish memorizing At the End of the
Day. 38. Recitation : Review vocal exercises for flexibility (pp.
300-01). Finish reading problem 27. Class write At the End of the Day from memory, after which several members may recite the poem to the class.
Assignment: Study Chapter VII to section 33 (pp. 161-71). Prepare orally all examples so that the point of the section they stand under will be illustrated in the reading.
Chapter VII Recitation : Discussion of portion of Chapter VII assigned and reading of examples.
Assignment: Finish Chapter VII, prepare the examples given in the text, and bring written illustrations, chosen out
side the text, of fast, medium, and slow time. 40. Recitation : Practice in concert the first two stanzas of
The Rising (p. 302) for rhythmic breathing, purity, resonance, and fullness of tone. Continue discussion of Chapter VII. Reading of examples in text and of illustrations brought by students.
Assignment: Study problems 1-4 (section 31, 1, p. 162.) Prepare a short paper explaining the difference between rhythmic beat and emphasis, in reading prose and
poetry 41. Recitation: Reading of problems 1-4.
Assignment: Study problems 5-14 (section 32, pp. 163– 69). Bring illustrations, written out to hand in, of regular
and irregular verse. Memorize problems 10, 12, 13, 14. 42. Recitation : Practice in concert stanzas three and four
of The Rising (p. 302) for pure tone and quiet, resonant utterance. Reading of problems 5-14.
Assignment: Prepare problems 15–21 (section 32, 2, pp. 169-71). Bring in illustrations, written out, of "run on” lines, and explain briefly in the same paper how the reading of "
" lines differs from that of “end stopt," or regular, lines. 43. Recitation : Reading of problems 15–21. Recitation by
certain members of the class of problems 10, 12, 13, 14.
Assignment: Prepare problems 22–26 (section 33, 1,
p. 173). Memorize the Recessional (problem 26). 44. Recitation : Practice in concert stanzas five and six of
The Rising, (p. 303) for sustained tone, variety in pitch, and time. Reading of problems 22–26. Continue recitation of problems 10, 12, 13, 14.
Assignment: Study problems 27-36 (section 33, 2, 3,
pp. 174-75). 45.
Recitation : Reading of problems 27-36. Write out the
Recessional from memory; follow with recitation of the
poem by certain members of the class.
Assignment : Study The Pied Piper of Hamelin (prob
46. Recitation : Reading of The Pied Piper of Hamelin for
enjoyment and spirited utterance of the poem and with little or no discussion of rhythm or of technical problems involved.
Assignment : Each student to prepare a short talk on some legend, such, for example, as The Pied Piper is based
upon. 47. Recitation : Finish reading The Pied Piper and begin
talks on legends.
Assignment: Review orally all memorized problems in
Chapter VII. 48. Recitation : Finish talks on legends. Recitation of mem
orized problems of chapter.
Assignment: Study Chapter VIII. Prepare all examples and be ready to explain the principles they illustrate.
Chapter VIII 49. Recitation : Practice in concert stanzas seven and eight
of The Rising for breath control, energy, rhythm, and vocal quality. Discussion of Chapter VIII with reading of examples. The recitation may take the form of short extemporaneous talks on the various sections and topics of the chapter.
Assignment: Prepare problems 1-5 (sections 38, 1, 1, 2,
pp. 206-09). Begin memorizing Columbus (problem 6). 50.
Recitation : Practice in concert the last three stanzas of The Rising. Reading of problems 1-5.
Assignment: Prepare problems 7–9 (section 38, 1, 3, pp.
209-10). Finish memorizing Columbus. 51. Recitation: Reading of problems 7–9. Columbus written
out from memory. Several members of class called to recite
Assignment: Prepare problems 10–13 (section 38, 1, 4,
p. 210). Study sections 44, 45 (pp. 285–88) and 48 (p. 305). 52. Recitation : Discussion of sections 44, 45, 48. Reading of
Assignment: Prepare problems 14–16 (section 38, 2, pp. 211-13). Students not familiar with Macbeth should read the play in preparation for the scenes from it. Practice pro
nouncing the words listed under section 48, 1. 53. Recitation : Practice, in concert, the words listed under
48, 1. Reading of problems 14–16. Parts may be assigned for problems 15 and 16.
Assignment: Prepare the scene from The Rivals (problem 17). Several members of the class may prepare fiveminute talks on subjects relating to Sheridan, e.g. (1) a brief account of his life ; (2) his plays; (3) his other activities;
(4) characters in The Rivals. 54. Recitation : Short talks on Sheridan and his work.
Reading of scene from The Rivals. Parts may be assigned, if practicable, and the scene enacted several times by different members of the class.
Assignment : Study Chapter IX, prepare examples so that the principles they illustrate will be evident in the reading. Bring list of words, written out to hand in, offering some difficulty and requiring care in enunciation.
Chapter IX 55. Recitation : Discussion of lists of words submitted as
exercises in enunciation. Recitation on Chapter IX with reading of examples and discussion of them in relation to the principles they illustrate.
Assignment: Prepare problems 1-3 (section 40, 2, 3, pp. 241-48). Write a synopsis of some poem and be
piepared to read the synopsis and the poem to illustrate the
difference between unemotional and emotional speech. 56. Recitation : Reading of problems 1-3 and illustrations
brought by members of the class.
Assignment: Prepare problems 4–6 (section 40, 1, c, p. 239). Bring prose selection of about ten lines as an exercise in enunciation, giving particular attention to section 48, 2,
Recitation : Exercises in action of tongue and lips, with reading of lines brought by individual students as exercises in enunciation. Reading of problems 4-6. Parts for scene from Henry IV (problem 6) may be assigned. If practicable the scene may be repeated by different members of the class.
Assignment: Study problems 7-11. Memorize lines from The Merchant of Venice (problem 10). Read section 48, 3, and bring list of words commonly mispronounced with
incorrect and correct pronunciation indicated. 58. Recitation : Read, in concert, the lines from The Passing
of Arthur (pp. 310–11). Reading of problems 7-11. Problem 10 to be written out in class from memory. Several members called on to recite the lines to the class.
Assignment: Prepare problems 12–13. Memorize The
Burial of Moses (problem 13). 59. Recitation : Discussion of lists of words commonly mis
pronounced. Reading of problems 12–13, with special attention to grandeur of imagery and the expression of it in tone and time. Members of class called on to recite from memory different stanzas of The Burial of Moses.
Assignment: Prepare problems 14–16 (section 40, 2, pp. 241-44). Bring, written out to hand in, a list of words
heard mispronounced within the last twenty-four hours. 60. Recitation : Reading of problems 14–16.
Assignment: Prepare problems 17-19 (section 40, 3,
pp. 244-48). Memorize For A' That (problem 19). 61.
Recitation : Read in concert the lines from Hamlet (p. 311) for distinctness and correctness. Reading of problems 17-19, with particular attention to sustained tone and firm, dignified, inflectional emphasis. Members of class called on to recite from memory different stanzas of For A' That.
Assignment : Prepare The Legend Beautiful (problem
20). 62. Recitation: Review of essential principles of good tone
and clear speech. Reading of The Legend Beautiful.
Assignment : Prepare for recitation before class some
selection memorized during the course. 63. Recitation : Recitation of memorized selections.
Assignment: Review of text. 64. Recitation : Examination.