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Figure Wells Watson Ginn Here are the Facts I T is an acknowledged fact that a certain amount of SELF-CONFIDENCE is necessary for success in ANY trade or profession. I believe I possess this qualification to a certain extent. I believe I can read a play, and do it WELL, impersonating all of the characters in such a manner that the auditor receives the illusion of the whole being enacted before his eyes. The most important part of this belief of mine is that the production will PLEASE AN AUDIENCE. It is my earnest hope that I can read my particular play a little better than anyone else who includes the same play in his repertoire. This belief is the result of many months of hard work under MR. LELAND POWERS, who is conceded to be The Master of Literary Interpretation. I, myself, have noted the improvement bound to result from one, fair, impartial criticism after another, throughout a period of two years' work which is founded upon TRUE PRINCIPLE. My belief is further encouraged by the opinions of others who have expressed themselves concerning my work. A few of these expressions from prominent people may be read elsewhere in this announcement. If you have taken the time to read this, I wish to extend my sincere thanks. WELLS WATSON GINN. Permanent address, Bellefontaine, Ohio. The Man from Home A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS BY Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson The play was first produced at the Studebaker Theater, Chicago, in the fall of 1907, where it ran for one year, playing nightly to capacity houses. It then opened at the Astor Theater, New York, where the Chicago success was repeated. Since that time the piece has enjoyed unprecedented runs in all of the principal cities. THE MAN FROM HOME is a modern comedy with a strong plot and thrilling situations, centering around the adventures of an eccentric young lawyer of Kokomo, Indiana, in his efforts to save his ward, a romantic, title-hunting girl, from a conspiring family of the fine flower of Europe. While the action of the play takes place in Southern Italy, it is strictly American, and carries a wholesome moral. Characters Impersonated DANIEL VOORHEES PIKE—Of Kokomo, Ind. GRAND DUKE VASILI VASILIVITCH. THE EARL OF HAWCASTLE. ALMERIC ST. AUBYN—Son of Hawcastle. IVANOFF—Fugitive from Siberia. HORACE GRANGER-SIMPSON. ETHEL GRANGER-SIMPSON—His sister. COMTESSE DE CHAMPIGNY. LADY CREECH—Sister-in-law of Hawcastle. MARIANO—A waiter. A full evening's program of REAL entertainment. Program of Masterpieces A miscellaneous program from the works of Shakespeare, Tennyson, Browning, Dickens and Kipling. This includes scenes from Shakespeare's TAMING OF THE SHREW, SAUL and other poems of Browning, Tennyson's COMING OF ARTHUR and PASSING OF ARTHUR, and scenes from Dickens' DAVID COPPERFIELD. Popular Miscellaneous Selections Short stories, one act cutting of IF I WERE KING, the poems of James Whitcomb Riley, Edmund Vance Cooke, etc., etc., etc. As a young man Mr. Wells Ginn is decidedly worth while; as a reader he is equally capable and entertaining. His platform work is both humorous and sincere; both strong and fine. His ideals and his efforts are to make his programs vigorous and appealing,—all of which he succeeds in doing, I think. A. H. JOHNSTONE. Lecturer Extension Department, University of Wisconsin. Mr. Wells Watson Ginn seems to me an excellent reader, authoritative and forceful. His voice is unusually good, his manner pleasing, and best of all he possesses the faculty of interesting his audience at once. CAROL HOYT POWERS. Mrs. Leland Powers, of Leland Powers School, Boston, Mass. Mr. Ginn has added a splendid training to natural talent. He possesses besides, a handsome physique. He will be successful in his chosen profession. ELIZABETH POOLER RICE. On last Sunday evening Mr. Wells W. Ginn gave The Man from Home before one of the largest clubs of the South End House Settlement. Although the attention of the young people is usually difficult to hold, Mr. Ginn had the eye and ear of every person in the room throughout his performance, and when he had finished, they asked repeatedly for further entertainment. Mr. Ginn is a young man of excellent bearing and personality, and interprets his characters exceedingly well. He undoubtedly has a bright future before him in his chosen profession. THOMAS C. McCRACKEN. Boston, Mass.
|Title||Wells Watson Ginn|
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|Personal Name Subject||Ginn, Wells Watson|
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