An Analysis of Mark Twain's Oral Interpretation on the Reading Tour of 1884-1885

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This oral interpretation thesis analyzes the influences on Mark Twain's reading, traces his development as an oral interpreter, and studies his techniques for revising selections of his literature to make them more suitable for oral delivery. This study concentrates on Twain's 1884-1885 reading tour with George W. Cable because in that period Twain made his greatest advances as an oral interpreter. The impact that this tour had on Twain's later reading is also analyzed. It was discovered that the interpretation theories developed by Twain are consistent with contemporary theory and practice.

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Strong, William F. August 1978.

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This oral interpretation thesis analyzes the influences on Mark Twain's reading, traces his development as an oral interpreter, and studies his techniques for revising selections of his literature to make them more suitable for oral delivery. This study concentrates on Twain's 1884-1885 reading tour with George W. Cable because in that period Twain made his greatest advances as an oral interpreter. The impact that this tour had on Twain's later reading is also analyzed. It was discovered that the interpretation theories developed by Twain are consistent with contemporary theory and practice.

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  • August 1978

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  • 1884 - 1885

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Strong, William F. An Analysis of Mark Twain's Oral Interpretation on the Reading Tour of 1884-1885, thesis, August 1978; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504143/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .