Author Le Faucheur, Michel
Title Traitté de l'action de l'orateur, ou de la prononciation et du geste
Publishing Location Paris
Year 1657
Publisher Augustin Courbé
Edition I
Number of Pages in-12, 243
Publishing Country FRA
Publishing Language FRE
Notes

Extremely successful treatise on actio, by Le Faucheur in collaboration with Valentin Conrart, who presumably edited the final version, given that Le Faucheur died 1637, various years before the publication. The treatise has been widely used in works on acting, such as The Life of Mr. Thomas Betterton by Gildon (see).

LATER EDITIONS:
"Nouvelle édition":
- Paris, chez Th. Jolly, 1667.
- Paris, chez Louis Billaine, 1667.

Traité de l'action de l'orateur, ou de la prononciation et du geste. Tres-nécessaire à tous ceux qui ont à parler en public, Paris, Chez Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1686.

RECENT EDITIONS:
Published in: Sabine Chaouche (ed. by), Sept traités sur le jeu du comédien et autre textes. De l'action oratoire à l'art dramatique (1657-1750), Paris, Honoré Champion, 2001.

TRANSLATIONS:
English: An Essay upon the Action of an Orator; as to his Pronunciation and Gesture: Useful both for Divines and Lawyers, and Necessary for all Young Gentlemen, that study how to speak well in Publick. Done out of French, London, Printed for Nich. Cox, 1680? (see). The text has a second edition in 1727 with the title The Art of Speaking in Publick (see), republished in 1750 with the title An Essay upon the Action of an Orator (see).

Also to be mentioned is the verse adapation of the Le Facheur's treatise by Francis Orton: An Essay on the Action of an Orator, or, His Pronunciation and Gesture; Being the Metrical Version of an Old English Prose Translation, from the French of Simon Foucher, of Dijon, who died at Paris, 1696, By Francis Orton, D. C. L. Incumbent of St. George's, Altrincham, Altrincham, Printed by Thomas Balshaw, 1848 (see).

German: Conrarts Gründlicher Unterricht wie ein Geistlicher und Weltlicher Orator in der Ausprache und Gestibus sich manierlich und klug aufzuführen hat: anfanges in Französischer, nachmahls in Lateinischer, jetzo aber wegen seiner Vortrefflichkeit in Teutscher Sprache geschrieben, und nach de neuesten Methode in Fragen gebracht: nebst einem ganz neu hinzugefugten Capital von der Memoria, Jena, Johann Felix Bielcken, 1709 (see).

Spanish: Tratado de la Accion de el Orador, u de la Pronunciacion y del Gesto, Obra Muy Necesaria Para todos los que se dedican à hablar en Público, Madrid, por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1784 (see).

Latin: De Actione Oratoria, Sive De Pronunciatione et Gestu liber utilissimus, Helmstedt, Georg Wolfgang Hamm, 1690 (see).


 

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