Elocutionists in the United Kingdom

The elocutionist movement in the UK began around 1750 in response to a perceived concern among rhetoricians that there was too little attention paid to other divisions of rhetoric and not enough to delivery. Included in its ranks were the following figures:

Emil and Kate Behnke and Kate Emil Behnke

James Hunt

Charles Plumptre

Thomas Sheridan

John Thelwall

John Walker

John Wyllie (1844-1916)