Douglas Craggs: ABC of Ventriloquism
Craggs, Douglas: A.B.C. Of Ventriloquism
©1944 Academy of Recorded Crafts, Arts and Sciences (ARCAS), Ltd, London
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 52 pages
Craggs: A.B.C. of Ventriloquism
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Contents (from book ToC):

4 Preface

7 First Lesson
- Introductory Remarks
- What is Ventriloquism?
- Ventriloquism As and Entertainment
- Breathing

10 Second Lesson
- Ease and Confidence
- Basic Ventriloquial Voices
- Normal Voice Production
- Near-Ventriloquism - First Exercises
- The Whisper Voice

13 Third Lesson
- Articulation and Enunciation
- Vowels in Normal Speech
- Vowels in Ventriloquism
- Vowel Sentences
- Consonants in Ventriloquism
- Pronouncing the Labials
- Cononsants in Patter
- Consonantal Sentences

20 Fourth Lesson
- Lip Control
- The Full Near-Ventriloquial Voice
- The Cough
- Crying
- Yawning
- Snoring
- Choosing a Dummy
- Heat Fitments
- Body Fitments

25 Fifth Lesson
- Near-Distant Ventriloquism
- Methods of Using Near-Distant Voice
- Ventriloquial Presentation

28 Sixth Lesson
- Distant Voice Ventriloquism
- Ventriloquial Novelties

36 Seventh Lesson
- Ventriloquism for Children
- Cabaret and Radio Ventriloquism
- Patter and Timing

43 Appendix of Patter, etc.
- Sketch For Ventriloquist And Two Figures
- Dialogue For Schoolboy Figure
- Presentation And Patter For Talking Hand
- Dialogue For Talking Glove
- Fun In A Schoolroom
- At The Seaside

50 Miscellaneous Gags

52 Index


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