Some articles on public declamation, declamation, declamations, public declamations:
... may enjoy these advantages, Brooklyn Latin School students must take part in declamation ... In declamation, students must memorize a passage from a text, such as Dante's Commedia, and then declaim it before the faculty and fellow students ... Each year, four in-class declamations are held in English and History, with an additional four public declamations being held for students who wish to audition to declaim before the entire Brooklyn Latin School ...
... Declamation is the most time-honored of the school's traditions ... There is also Public Declamation, where pupils from all grades, or classes, are welcomed to try out for the chance to declaim a memorized piece in front of an assembly ... During Public Declamation, declaimers are scored on aspects such as "Memorization" "Presentation", and "Voice and Delivery", and those who score well in three of the first four public declamations are ...
Famous quotes containing the words declamation and/or public:
“So I cradle this average violin that knows
Only forgotten showtunes, but argues
The possibility of free declamation anchored
To a dull refrain....”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“But a public oration is an escapade, a non-committal, an apology, a gag, and not a communication, not a speech, not a man.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)