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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Hunting the Wild Reciter : Elocution and the Art of Recitation
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'This essay traces the rise and fall of the wild reciter in Australia. In doing so it takes recitation to refer to the memorisation and public performance of printed verse not written by the performer, including the work of high literary authors, but especially that of more popular poets and even stage entertainers. Performers might also include in their repertoire a range of prose highlights and dramatic character sketches, but it's evident that rhyming verse in a variety of traditional metres was favoured and this will be the focus here' (p. 28).

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    y separately published work icon Journal of Australian Studies no. 88 Perth : API Network , 2006 Z1368120 2006 periodical issue Discordant Notes Perth : API Network , 2006 pg. 27-39
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