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INTERPRETIVE RECITALS THOMAS A. DALEY THE BOY ORATOR INTRODUCTION To Lecture Courses, Churches and Schools, desiring something instructive and entertaining, as well as artistic, in the interpretation of good literature, Thos. A. Daley, the Boy Orator will prove a delight and a novelty of a very unusual type; inasmuch as it is most extraordinary for a boy of eleven years to show an originality and an intellectual power far beyond his years. Whether his delineation is humor, pathos, or the drama, he demonstrates wonderful versatility, portraying each difficult role assumed with equal power and brilliancy. Master Daley excels in dialects; therefore, programs can be given by this gifted child in Scotch, Irish, Italian, French and negro, in the native costume, if desired. It is rare to find this power of impersonation in one so young. PRESS COMMENTS New York, N. Y. The splendid work done by this wonderful boy orator, Thomas A. Daley, whose power as a public reader is attracting the attention of all literary people, shows the boy to be a prodigy. Whether in humor, pathos, oratory or drama the lad, who is only eleven years of age, is without a peer. SIDNEY BROUGHTON, of Broughton & Turner, Vaudeville Stars. Youngstown, Ohio. The stellar attraction on the program of finished artists was Master Thos. A. Daley. Thomas is only eleven years of age down to date, but his ability as a reader has attracted the attention of many prominent in dramatic art, who recognize histrionic talent. On his repertoire last night were the Victor of Marengo, T. A. Daly's Da Americano Girl, Casey at the Bat, and scenes from Col. Carter of Cartersville, by F. Hopkinson Smith, and the Burial March of Dundee. The lad shows great power as an orator.—Vindicator. Akron, Ohio. The splendid work of Thos. A. Daley, the boy orator of Youngstown, is to be highly commended. It is certainly a great treat to be entertained by this prodigy, as he gives his audience a splendid entertainment, one that is most unusual for one of his years. Master Daley will be to all appreciative audiences a live wire as an entertainer. P. D. STRATTON, Supreme Chaplain, P. H. C. Master Thomas A. Daley was, for the season of 1914–15, connected with the Philharmonic Choral Society as a reader, and we take pleasure in saying, a talented one. At each of the concerts at which the lad appeared he was forced by the unceasing applause of the audience to respond to three or four encores. He is a bright boy of unusual ability. DAVID SCOTT, President the Philharmonic Choral Society. Rock Creek, Ohio. As an entertainer Thos. A. Daley is certainly to be enjoyed. Each number of his great repertoire is wonderfully portrayed. An entertainment given by him should be appreciated by everyone. F. A. BROOKS. Youngstown, Ohio. At entertainments given at my church, Master Thos. A. Daley rendered readings at which the audience marvelled, because of the ability demonstrated by the boy orator. The youth is a genius in the art of reading and more than meets the expectations of an audience. REV. FREDERICK MAYER, Pastor First Reformed Church. New York, N. Y. I at no time during my experience in connection with the theatrical business, have seen or heard anything in the professional line that could in any way claim any superiority over Master Thomas A. Daley's work. Too much cannot be said of his ability. M. C. HIGGINS, Assistant International President Theatrical Employes and Moving Picture Machine Operators. THOMAS A. DALEY MISCELLANEOUS RECITALS FROM THE WRITINGS OF Booth Tarkington Rudyard Kipling F. Hopkinson Smith George Eliot Jas. Whitcomb Riley Eugene Fields Mark Twain Edward Everett Hale Wendell Phillips Strickland Gilliland Sir Walter Scott John Kendrick Bangs T. A. Daly Winchell Smith Charles Dickens Paul Lawrence Dunbar Bret Harte Samuel Lover SPECIAL PROGRAMS INCLUDING SCENES FROM BEST PLAYS AND NOVELS Penrod Schofield Stories, Booth Tarkington Col. Carter of Cartersville, F. Hopkinson Smith The Fortune Hunter, Winchell Smith The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot Innocence Abroad, Mark Twain Old Curiosity Shop, Charles Dickens Handy Andy, Samuel Lover Chicago, Ill. Small in stature, still in his knickerbockers, Master Thomas A. Daley is doing what our cleverest character artists of the grownup class are attempting. Jot his name down in your memory, for it will be a byword of the future. When he is Irish, you sense the breath of the wavy fields of shamrock and green is surely your favorite color; when he is Scotch, your ears cannot help but ring with the clarion call of the bagpipes; when he is impersonating the Southern negro your mental tempo is in keeping with the shufflin' feet of the darkies down on the ole plantation. C. EDDY ECKLES, Of the Supreme Film Co. Chicago, Ill. A new sensation in juvenile form, by name Master Thomas Daley, has come into the calcium light of popularity. This wee lad dialects so delightfully clever that his name is surely due to be written indelibly in the elocution hall of fame. His readings are colorful portraitures rendered with such naturalness and ease that one is transported in the dialect land of the character portrayed.— Chicago Evening Post. Evanston, Ill. As a reader, an entertainer and impersonator, Master Thomas A. Daley has few equals on the Lyceum platform. His insight into the great characters of literature is marvelous, his power in understanding and depicting the emotions which control and move individuals, and his sympathy for their sorrows show a skill and a versatility unsuspected and rarely found in a little child. CATHERINE THERESE PEEBLES, Of Northwestern University. Youngstown, Ohio. It is both an honor and a pleasure to hear Master Thomas A. Daley, whose ability as a reader is a rare treat. As a member of the entertainment committee of Masonic Temple, I have had the privilege of hearing him on several occasions and I can honestly say I voice the sentiments of all when I say his efforts were both entertaining and instructive, and I can highly commend him to anyone desiring his services. ANDREW LAWTON, Chairman Entertainment Committee. Greensburg, Pa. Thos. A. Daley, the boy orator, is a reader of great merit, his impersonations being true to life and entertaining. ELMA WAGNER. I have heard Master Thomas A. Daley render some excellent readings in prose and poetry, and for a boy of his youthful years I consider him a marvel in the art of delivery. His voice and his diction go to pronounce him as a coming natural orator. MICHAEL MCGOVERN, The Puddler Poet. Cleveland, Ohio. After hearing Thos. A. Daley on several occasions I am forced to say that he is a boy wonder, a prodigy. His work clean, clever, and scholarly for his years. Thos. A. Daley is in a class by himself. JAMES AMBROSE. Youngstown, Ohio. I remember Master Thomas A. Daley's readings with pleasure and was amazed that one of such tender years could speak so effectively. REV. C. H. PENDLETON, First Baptist Church. The work of Master Thos. A. Daley, shows that finesse which bespeaks true artistry; although he is a boy of eleven years, there is none of the disagreeable jar of precocity so frequently accompanying juvenile performances. Instead, the youngster stands out as a genuine little man; so that, while his auditors unavoidably fall to wondering at his endeavor, they are compelled to realize his power of memory, his gift of expression, and, above all, his perfect naturalness of bearing. Each program presented by the boy orator is received with appreciation by wholly dissimilar though, nevertheless, critical audiences. JOSEPH L. HEFFERNAN, Globe Trotter. Sharon, Pa. The effective and eloquent rendering of very difficult selections by Master Thos. A. Daley is truly wonderful. He is certainly a remarkable orator for one so young. His eloquence, pleasing personality and manly bearing make him a favorite with his audience and win for him the commendation and applause he so well deserves. HON. A. C. MCLEAN Youngstown, Ohio. It has been my good fortune to hear Master Thomas A. Daley in several dialect numbers and he shows remarkable skill in the delivery of these numbers and an insight in the use of dialect which would be a credit to a grown man. With a good voice and characteristic gestures and intelligent interpretation, he certainly deserves to be characterized as the Boy Orator. GEORGE J. CAREW, City Solicitor. Youngstown, Ohio. Over three hundred people attended the entertainment last evening, and the feature of the evening was Master Thos. A. Daley, the Boy Orator, who never appeared to better advantage. The little fellow is a remarkable reader and speaker. He was recalled again and again, making a bigger hit each time. His dialect stories were fine, and the marvelous memorization of historical selections of great length were a surprise to all. TELEGRAM.
|Title||Thomas A. Daley: the boy orator|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Orators|
|Personal Name Subject||Daley, Thomas A.|
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