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191? Figure ADDRESS DOCKIE ANNE SHIPP DICKSON, TENN. 'PROGRAMS Madam Butterfly Christmas Carol — Dickens Miscellaneous Besides the above mentioned programs, Miss Shipp is available so far as her time will permit, for Recitals for special occasions JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE: It gives me great pleasure to testify to the unusual efficiency of Miss Dockie Anne Shipp in her chosen work of Interpreter. It amounts indeed to genius. I heard her in her graduation exercises at Vanderbilt University, and I have seldom heard a public reader of long experience do better work than Miss Shipp. She has the Natural Gift—and with her splendid training she will easily excel. WILL ALLEN DROMGOOLE: Miss Dockie Shipp, a graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Expression, is giving a series of readings. Miss Shipp is a girl of winning personality, and is gifted, earnest and sincere. She will do all she claims to do, and do it well. It is a pleasure to say so. DELONG RICE (Rice Lyceum Bureau): It affords me much pleasure to testify to the artistic merit of the reading of Miss Dockie Anne Shipp. Her interpretations are clear, and her execution is full of individuality. She has a charming personality, and is blessed with the grace of versatility. I commend her to the lovers of the Reader's Art. T. B. LOGGINS, M. A., Dean of West Tennessee State Normal, Memphis, Tenn.: I have frequently heard Miss Dockie Anne Shipp read. She has been well trained, is a charming reader, and will delight an audience. EDWARD SAXON, Instructor in The Arts Club, Lexington, Ky.: Miss Shipp possesses real dramatic power. She has appreciation, insight and sympathy. She can make others see things as she sees them. I predict for her great success. J. A. GRAY, Superintendent of Waverly City Schools, Waverly, Tenn.: Miss Dockie Anne Shipp is a first-class reader and entertainer. I have heard her give a large number of readings, both in public and in parlor, and I can truly say that she is excellent. MISS DOCKIE ANNE SHIPP READER — TEACHER — STORY TELLER — DIRECTOR OF PLAYS NANCY RICE ANDERSON, Monteagle Chautauqua: I take especial delight in saying that Miss Dockie Anne Shipp has been a great pleasure to me, as a pupil and later as a teacher. She has shown beyond a doubt that she has the Divine Spark—the ability to interpret the thoughts of others. She combines the two distinct types of students of expression—she is a good teacher and especially pleasing on the platform. She has never ceased to grow since she left school, and in holding the attention of the audience she has acquired the knack of building from interest to enthusiasm without a break—this ability is greatly to be desired in a public reader. A. M. HARRIS, M.A., Department of Public Speaking, Vanderbilt University: Miss Dockie Anne Shipp has shown marked ability as a public reader in all her recitals connected with her course in the Vanderbilt University School of Expression. Her recitals at the end of the term were most enthusiastically praised by her hearers, many of whom are among the best literary critics of Nashville. I heartily commend her as a reader of unusual attainments and attractiveness. MARIA THOMPSON DAVIES (in personal letter): I am perfectly delighted to hear that you intend giving some recitals, and are to include my Miss Selina Lue in the numbers on your program. Your impersonation of her in your recital at the Vanderbilt University on your graduation day was one of the most delightful, artistic and intellectual pieces that I have ever witnessed, and was at least one hundred per cent better than similar readings I have witnessed in New York. Your talent is undeniable. J. B. WALKER, President First National Bank, Centerville, Tenn. (in personal letter): It was my good fortune to be present at your public reading at Centerville College, and I regret that I was not able to see you after the entertainment, and to personally congratulate you upon your marked ability as an entertainer. It has been my privilege to attend public readings in many States of the Union, and I think I can appreciate talent when I see it. I see no reason whatever why you should not achieve great success in your chosen field of effort. Added to your natural endowments, your home training and educational advantages have equipped you for a high order of Lyceum work. W. P. MORRISON, Principal of Fairview School, Centerville, Tenn.: Miss Dockie Anne Shipp has appeared several times before a Centerville audience. As a public Reader and Entertainer she has few equals. Each time she has appeared before our people with a perfect program. Her impersonation is of a rare type. W. J. COLLIER, Pastor M. E. Church, South, Dickson, Tenn.: Her presence in any community is a wholesome benediction for all who meet her; her Christian bearing and general conduct is above reproach; her power of expression before an audience is always captivating. 'PRESS COMMENTS Nashville Banner, May 9, 1912: Miss Dockie Anne Shipp gave a very artistic recital of Madame Butterfly in the Vanderbilt School of Expression, yesterday afternoon. Her comedy was rare and refreshing, and her pathos sincere. She gave to the role O Cho San a wonderful amount of innate modesty, simplicity and sweetness that would be hard to equal. Nashville Tennessean and American, May 10, 1912: Miss Dockie Anne Shipp has won for herself an enviable reputation as a reader and interpreter in this State. She has appeared before some of the leading literary clubs, winning many admirers by her finished work. Nashville Democrat, May 9, 1912: Miss Shipp has a charming personality. The word artistic may be truthfully applied to her art, for such she has made it. In her rendition of Madam Butterfly she combined a wonderful amount of delicate thought and feeling. Her facial expression was good, and her thoughts were easily portrayed by the fine shadings of a voice under excellent control. It can be truthfully said that her Death scene was handled with deft touches. Dickson County Herald: In her program of miscellaneous readings at this place, Miss Shipp blended pathos and humor with romance until her audience forgot their surroundings and viewed with her the scenes that only real artists can present. There have been many readers who have presented programs here, but few of them held their hearers as Miss Shipp did. Camden Citizen: Miss Shipp, who gave a recital at Benton Seminary last night, is not only talented, but possesses an unaffected beauty and air of unconscious refinement that lends much to her success as an artist. She made good with the audience here, as she does wherever she appears.
|Title||Dockie Anne Shipp|
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|Personal Name Subject||Shipp, Dockie Anne|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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