The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25650   Message #302821
Posted By: ddw
22-Sep-00 - 12:20 AM
Thread Name: Anyone here had to recite?
Subject: RE: Anyone here had to recite?
We had to learn lots of things for recitation — biblical passages (we're talkin' back in the dark ages when they still had Bible classes in public schools), poetry, Shakespeare, the above-mentioned run of rah-rah Americana.

Never a problem for me unless I stopped and though about what came next. I've always been able to just let my mind relax and memorized words just pour out.

Can't say I remember many of those things now, but I think that may be because it's been more than 40 years since I've had to and in the interim I've jammed in litearlly hundreds of songs I can sing without a hitch.

Hadn't really thought about incorporating recitation into performances, but it might be fun to give it a try.