TITOLO COMPLETO: Elements of Elocution. Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures on the Art of Reading; Delivered at several Colleges in the University of Oxford. In Two Volumes. By J. Walker, Author of the Rhyming and Pronouncing Dictionary, &c. &c.
Printed for the Author; and Sold by T. Cadell, in the Strand; T. Becket, Corner of the Adelphi; G. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; and J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall.
Testo online: Vol. I - Vol. II
I due volumi forniscono dettagliate istruzioni sulle modalità di controllo della voce, sulla dizione e sui gesti.
Seconda edizione: Elements of Elocution: In which The Principles of Reading and Speaking are investigated; and such Pauses, Emphasis, and Inflexions of Voice, as are suitable to every Variety of Sentence, are distinctly pointed out and explained; with Directions for strengthening and Modulating the Voice, So as to render it varied, forcible, and harmonious. To which is added, a complete System of the Passions, Showing how they affect the Countenance, Tone of Voice, and Gesture of the Body, Exemplified by a Copious Selection of the Most Striking Passages of Shakespeare. The whole illustrated by Copper-Plates, Explaining the Nature of Accent, Emphasis, Inflexion, and Cadence. The Second Edition, with Alterations and Additions. By John Walker, Author of the Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, &c., London, Printed by Cooper and Wilson; and sold by G.G. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster Row; and by T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1799.
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Terza edizione: London, Printed for J. Johnson in St. Paul's Church-yard; J. Walker, G. Wilkie, G. Robinson, and J. Robinson, in Pater-Noster Row; and T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1806. Ristampa: Philadelphia, Bennett and Walton, 1811.
Quarta edizione: London, Printed for J. Walker, G. Wilkie and J. Robinson, and G. Robinson in Pater-Noster Row; T. Cadell and W. Davies, in the Strand; and J. Johnson and Co. in St Paul's Churchyard, 1810; Boston, D. Mallory, 1810.
Testo online: Boston ed.: INTERNET ARCHIVE
Quinta edizione: London, Printed for Cadell and Davis, 1815.
Sesta edizione: London, Printed for Cadell and Davies, 1820.
Settima edizione: London, Printed for T. Cadell, Longman, Hurst [et al.], 1825.
Ristampe della prima edizione:
- Menston, Scholar Press, 1969. (Facsimile)
- London, Scolar Press, 1974.
Ristampa dell'edizione del 1810: Bristol, Thoemmes Press, 2003 (Series: The elocutionary movement. Ed. selection by Carol Poster, Vol. 5).