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149 Figure ARTHUR MacMURRAY LECTURER REDPATH LYCEUM BUREAU CHICAGO PHILADELPHIA BOSTON ARTHUR MacMURRAY LECTURER M R. MacMURRAY is without doubt one of the best equipped, all-round platform men of today. Thoroughly alive, active, energetic, a man of high ideals and great enthusiasm, he brings to the Lyceum platform all the requirements of a GREAT LECTURER. Mr. MacMurray is not only an entertaining lecturer, but a scholar and a deep thinker with original ideas upon the great problems of the day. As a basis for his work he has a thorough university education. While a young man in college he was always noted for his ability as an orator, usually being a winner in the state and interstate debating and oratorical contests. The decade which has elapsed since finishing his university course he has spent in accumulating a fund of knowledge and experience which has made him a man of intense convictions and broad sympathies. There is probably no man in the Lyceum today who has had more thorough training and preparation for the lecture platform than has Mr. MacMurray. In keenness of analysis, originality of thought, and resourcefulness of expression he has no superior and in the ART OF DELIVERY he is unsurpassed. In his five years with the REDPATH LYCEUM BUREAU he has achieved unusual success, but in his great, new lecture, DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, he has far surpassed all previous efforts. This lecture with Mr. MacMurray is not a mere forensic effort, but has been an evolution, built up from years of close study, observation and experience. As a certain distinguished hearer of Mr. MacMurray's lecture has said: He is a man with a message and is not afraid to deliver it. Mr. MacMurray has a high ideal of the mission of the Lecture Platform. He believes with Wendell Phillips, that The Lyceum is a part of our great educational system, eminently democratic in its methods and thoroughly American in its aims. Put Mr. MacMurray on your course and you will want him again. Mr. MacMurray's Great Lectures Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dramatic - Humorous - Vital A powerful presentation of the dual nature of man, based upon Robert Louis Stevenson's great PARABLE in its practical application to modern life. A VITAL lecture in every sense of the word; intensely DRAMATIC; and at times HUMOROUS in the extreme. Mr. MacMurray has conceived of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE as the greatest parable of modern times; in fact, the greatest parable since John Bunyan wrote his Pilgrim's Progress. And with the self-command, the keen insight and powerful dramatic delivery of an experienced and accomplished orator he drives home the philosophy of this great parable in its message to modern morality. No community can hear this lecture without having their minds awakened to new Truth and without experiencing a great moral uplift. Mr. MacMurray is a master in his art and in his lecture on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hye[sicHyde] he has achieved a MASTERPIECE. The Twentieth Century Puritan Mr. MacMurray's Second Great Lecture A dramatic, historical sketch of the Puritan in history, standing as he does as the TYPE of that strong, sturdy, sterling manhood which underlies our own national life. Mr. MacMurray has taken as his text for this lecture the statement once made by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the great poet-philosopher, in reference to the Puritan: Let us thank God for having given us such ancestors; but—let us thank Him with equal fervor that each succeeding generation finds us one step further removed from them. It is a keen analysis of the Puritan character, its strength and its weaknesses, with an eloquent and stirring appeal for the interpretation of the PURITAN SPIRIT into terms of twentieth century progressiveness. Mr. MacMurray has not overlooked the humorous in this lecture and THE TWENTIETH CENTURY PURITAN is not only an eloquent and powerful lecture, but is extremely ENTERTAINING as well. Just a Few from the Hundreds Received KENTUCKY—From R. B. Rubins, Sec'y, Madisonville. Mr. MacMurray's lecture on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was the treat of the season. Weeks have passed since his appearance here, but he is still the talk of our lecture course patrons. IOWA—From the Akron Register-Tribune. Mr. MacMurray in his return date made a great hit. It is generally conceded he outdid his splendid effort of last year's course. MICHIGAN—From Hon. W. N. Ferrris, Big Rapids. Mr. MacMurray is one of the best I have ever heard. He entertains, instructs and inspires. OHIO—From The Coldwater Chronicle. Arthur MacMurray delivered as grand a lecture as has ever been heard in this town or vicinity. Father Vaughn, Brooks Fletcher, Rev. Daly and other great orators have won the undying esteem of the people in this section, but with these from now on we will have to place Arthur MacMurray, whose lecture last Monday on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde equalled anything ever heard by our lecture-going people. Men like MacMurray are needed on the lecture platform. He has a message for the people, and, furthermore, knows how to deliver it. NEBRASKA—From the Wilcox Herald. Mr. MacMurray, in his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, made his second appearance before a Wilcox audience and it is the expressed sentiment of the people that he is even better this year than last. KANSAS—From The Washington Republican-Register. Mr. MacMurray's lecture was sound, logical, convincing, instructive, and withal entertaining. Mr. MacMurray's voice is clear, smooth, deep and resonant; his appearance is easy and unassuming and his delivery is perfect. MISSOURI—From The Appleton City Journal. Mr. MacMurray made a grand hit at the opera house Thursday night. Not a soul went away displeased. Many people have expressed themselves freely and unhesitatingly to the effect that never before has an audience been held so firmly in the grasp of a speaker at our opera house. INDIANA—From the Angola Magnet. Mr. MacMurray showed himself to be an artist in his lecture at the Christian church Monday night. Our course improves with each number.
|Title||Arthur MacMurray: lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||MacMurray, Arthur|
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