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Instituciones Oratorias VIII

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Marcus Fabius Quintilianus


Recapitulación de todo lo dicho sobre la invención y disposición. La elocución es la más hermosa parte de…

The Humbugs of the World

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P. T. Barnum


P. T. Barnum exposes some of the chief humbugs of the world with his usual entertaining style. He looks at medicine and quacks, ghosts, witc…

Herrmann's Book of Magic

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Alexander Herrmann


Black Art Fully Exposed. A complete and practical guide to drawing-room and stage magic for professionals and amateurs, including a complete…

A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, or the Causes of Corrupt Eloquence

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Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The scene of the Dialogus de Oratoribus, as this work is commonly known, is laid in the sixth year of Vespasian, 75 a.D. The commentators ar…

Institutio Oratoria (On the Education of an Orator), volume 1

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Marcus Fabius Quintilianus


Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was of Spanish origin, being born about 35 A.D. at Calagurris. At Rome he met with great success as a teacher and…

The Miracle Mongers, an Exposé

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Harry Houdini


"A complete exposé of the modus operandi of fire eaters, heat resisters, poison eaters, venomous reptile defiers, sword swallowe…

Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners

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Theodore Dreiser


Serialized in Shadowland from November 1921 to February 1922, Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners is Theodore Dreiser's shocking four part exp…

Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

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Professor Louis Hoffman


This "how-to" book covers everything for the 1800's illusionist, from stage presence & dress, program and stage arrangement, t…

Stories From Wagner

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J. Walker McSpadden


Eleven stories of eleven operas by Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold. Die Walküre. Siegfried. Götterdämmerung. Parsifal. Lohengrin. Ta…

Intimate Talks with Movie Stars

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Edward Weitzel


A collection of interviews originally published in Moving Picture World that aims to give the movie-mad public "intimate pen pictures o…

Maccabe's Art of Ventriloquism and Vocal Illusions

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Frederic Maccabe


This manual offers instructions on how to become a ventriloquist. Starting out from a general introduction of ventriloquism, it explains how…

There's Laughter in the Air! Radio's Top Comedians and Their Best Shows

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Jack Gaver


There's Laughter in the Air takes readers on a sidesplitting romp through the world of old-time radio comedy. It gives a brief history of th…

Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves

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A Highland Seer and Lillian Shearon


Reading the Cup is essentially a domestic form of Fortune-telling to be practiced at home, and with success by anyone who will take the trou…

Stories From The Operas

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Gladys Davidson


"Owing to the appreciation which has been accorded to my three series of "Stories from the Operas," it has been decided to re…

Coffee Break Collection 012 - The Performing Arts

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Various


This is the twelfth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in le…

Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace

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John M. Burke


William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody is one of the legends of the American western frontier. As a teen he rode for the pony expr…

Struggles and Triumphs, or Forty Years' of Recollections of P.T. Barnum, writte…

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P. T. Barnum


The 1873 edition of the autobiography of the founding genius of the "Greatest Show on Earth," P.T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum. It d…

Life and Lillian Gish

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Albert Bigelow Paine


An authorized biography of Lillian Gish, the renowned silent film star known in her heyday as the First Lady of American Cinema. Albert Bige…

Biographical Notice Of Nicolo Paganini With An Analysis Of His Compositions And…

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Francois-Joseph Fetis


Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (1782 – 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebra…

Autobiography of an Actress; or Eight Years on the Stage

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Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie


Anna Cora Mowatt was the author of the first Broadway comedy hit written by a woman. Her 1845 play “Fashion” is still performed today. She w…

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