Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 72
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72 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
It has been said that, "Our colleges have not yet placed public
speaking on the basis that it deserves. But some day teachers of
literature and of theology will come to see that the best interpretation
is that of the reader." The study of Expression is the study of
life. All life expresses itself in one way or another. The painter
gives life to the canvass by his magic touch; the poet expresses his
thoughts in cold metallic type; but the reader, the speaker, the orator,
expresses himself thru a living, breathing soul. The study of Expression
develops the body, mind, and spirit and enables us to go out into
the world to help our fellowmen to get a greater vision of life and
Voice Culture-Correct breathing. Tone Production.
Physical Culture.-Corrective work. Body work for strength.
Enunciation and Articulation.-Boyce.
Technique of Expression.-Volume 1 and 2 of Psychological Development-of
Expression and Oratory.-Blood and Riley.
Bible Reading.-Literary interpretation of Scripture selections.
Sight Reading.-Training thought of best authors from printed
Story Telling.-Principles of story telling. Purpose of story telling.
Life Study.-Study and development of the various emotions experienced
in building a story character.
Repertoire.-Analysis and rendition of ten good numbers.
Play.-Analysis and presentation of one play.
First Year.-(No credit for less than a year) 1 credit.
Voice Culture.-Color intonation and phrasing.
Physical Culture.-Review of fundamental principles and work for
development of the aesthetic.
Enunciation, articulation, and pronunciation.
Technique of Expression.-Vol. 3 and 4 of Psychological Development
of Expression and Oratory.-Blood and Riley.
Bible Reading.-Study of Bible selections in varied literary forms
for the interpretation of the message.
Sight Reading.-Interpretation of Drama at sight.
Story Telling.--Frequent practice in story telling with individual
criticism and suggestions
Life Study.-Study of Characters from life with written sketches.
Physical representation of same.
Lessons in Criticism Work.
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