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1908 Figure Edna June Terry Reader Chautauqua Engagements controlled by DR. W. L. DAVIDSON 1711 Lamont Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. Personal and Press Notices HARRY R. CLEARS, Secy. Chautauqua, Kewanee, Ill. My Dear Miss Terry: I am pleased to say that your work at our Chautauqua was entirely satisfactory to our people. D. R. ELLABARGER, Secy. Richmond Chautauqua Miss Edna June Terry delighted old and young and was able to hold our largest audiences. I take pleasure in recommending her in the highest terms. HARRY C. DUNBAR, Manager Dunbar Company I heard Miss Terry on a number of occasions, and was impressed with her ability to give readings that entertain. Her culture, personal charm and freedom from staginess make her numbers delightful yet dignified. JAMES SPEED, Chautauqua Superintendent During the past season I have had Miss Terry as reader at a number of Chautauquas. To say that she has made good in each instance is not saying enough. She has what I deem a great essential to the Chautauqua work, a personality that goes out and makes people like her. O. L. WILSON, Manager Aurora, Ill., Chautauqua The work of Miss Terry at our Chautauqua assembly this season deserves strong commendation. Her ability as a reader, coupled with her pleasing personality and easy manner, brought her at once into favor with the audience. As director of the Girls' Outlook Club, Miss Terry also gave the highest satisfaction. JAMES T. BIRD, Manager Imperial Quartet, Chicago It gives us great pleasure to add our hearty commendations of Miss Terry's work. We have often been on the same program and with the audience have always enjoyed hearing her. THE TIMES, Sullivan, Ill. Those attending the Chautauqua regret that Miss Terry, the reader, was compelled to return to Chicago last night. She has proved a decided favorite. Her rendition of child characters is especially pleasing. DAILY TRIBUNE, Columbia, Mo. The program rendered last night by Miss Edna June Terry was a delight to the large audience in the university auditorium. Miss Terry has a charming presence and a voice responsive to every emotion. From her first appearance she had the closest attention of her hearers and received enthusiastic applause. PAUL R. CHUBBUCK, Pres. Streator, Ill., Chautauqua To Whom it May Concern: Miss Edna June Terry, of Madison, Wis., was on our program for the last week of our assembly of this year. She is possessed of real dramatic ability, which, combined with her pleasing personality, made her a favorite with our people from the very start. I can recommend her to other assemblies as a reader; they will make no mistake in placing her upon their program. ROBERT McLEAN CUMNOCK, Evanston, Ill. Miss Edna June Terry, who graduated from this department of the university with the class of 1905, is a reader of superior ability. Her work is intelligent, artistic and pleasing. I confidently recommend her to any organization or lecture committee desiring an evening of elevated and enjoyable entertainment. THE DEMOCRAT, Madison, Wis. The recital by Miss Edna June Terry at the executive residence yesterday afternoon was a very successful affair. The selections indicate the wide range of Miss Terry's abilities as a reader. They include Mrs. Kate Douglas Wiggin's refined humor, Mary E. Wilkins' homely pathos and James Lane Allen's delicate satire, all rendered with a sympathetic insight which indicates not only native ability of high order, but careful and conscientious study. DR. WILLIAM SPURGEON, England, Great Britian I have had the pleasure of listening to Miss Edna June Terry in her readings at several Chautauquas. She has always made good. There is in all her work a simplicity and naturalness that charms all who hear. Her work touches a tender chord in the hearts of all and she will be helpful to any Chautauqua committee employing her services. I am sure she has a most successful future before her. Personal and Press Notices THE DANVILLE REGISTER, Danville, Va. Those who can appreciate the artistic, the ideally natural interpretation of rhythmic verse or dramatic composition find in Miss Terry's work the fulfillment of all. Her artistic interpretation, tempered with her own charm and beauty, have indeed made her a favorite in Virginia Chautauquas. DR. WILBUR L. DAVIDSON, Washington, D. C. Miss Edna June Terry did for me much Chautauqua work during the season of 1907. I have used but few readers who have given more complete satisfaction. She possesses a strong and well modulated voice and a pleasing personality. She uses nothing hackneyed in her work. For preludes I want nothing better and she can fill an entire hour to the satisfaction of everybody. She is a universal favorite. F. L. PLAISANCE, Hendersonville, N. C. I write to assure you that your work at this session of the Chautauqua has given exceptional satisfaction. Our people have heard your readings with pleasure and appreciation, and I have heard many of them speak in the highest terms of praise of your work here. DAILY HERALD, LaPorte, Ind. Miss Terry rendered James Lane Allen's Kentucky Cardinal in the evening. Miss Terry has now been heard twice daily for five days in this Chautauqua, which is a severe test of a reader's capacity to win and maintain popularity. She has succeeded here and her departure will be regretted. HERALD COURIER, Bristol, Tenn. Miss Terry is a clever reader and her impersonations and expression work last night were to the satisfaction of the audience. Her interpretation of rhythmic verse and dramatic composition was artistic and was thoroughly appreciated, as was evinced by the applause. DAILY BEACON, Paris, Ill. An unusually large audience was present at the Chautauqua Friday evening, and a delightful entertainment was provided. Miss Edna June Terry gave a selection from Kate Douglas Wiggin, the interpretative quality of which was of the highest order. It fully confirmed the good impression made by her first appearance and called forth a prolonged outburst of appreciation. THE DAILY LEDGER, Attica, Ind. None of the large audience that heard Miss Terry in her delightful reading of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, realized that the cutting was fifty-five minutes long, so pleasantly did the time pass. The characters were portrayed with a sympathetic insight, the voice was always under control; the manner was always simple and unaffected, the stage presence was all that could be desired to make the selection appeal to all. JAMES E. MOSELEY, Madison, Wis. Miss Edna June Terry is a reader of exceptional ability. She has read at our assembly two seasons and gave great satisfaction. I recommend her most heartily to any organization desiring her services. LYNCHBURG NEWS, Lynchburg, Va. By her rendering of The Kentucky Cardinal at the Chautauqua Monday evening Miss Edna June Terry captured the heart of each member of her large audience. There is a grace about her work that makes one forget other things and think only of the lives of Adam and Georgiana. THE DAILY EAGLE-STAR, Marinette, Wis. Miss Edna June Terry, the charming reader, increased her popularity by her clever rendition of The Revolt of Mother. Miss Terry has presented already a varied repertoire of readings, all being new here, and all well rendered, and Marinette people hope she can be engaged here again for next season.
|Title||Edna June Terry: reader|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Terry, Edna June|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Number of Pages||3|
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