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REDPATH Figure ADRIAN M. NEWENS MONOLOGIST REDPATH-SLAYTON ADRIAN M. NEWENS Who He Is MR. NEWENS is staff critic for the Redpath-Slayton Lyceum Bureau. He was called to this responsible position because of his peculiar fitness for the place both in temperamental and artistic qualifications. He possesses instinctively and has cultivated, by close study, a knowledge of the needs of the lyceum. It means much to lyceum patrons to know that some competent critic is giving much time, energy and attentive study to censoring and building up concert companies and programs, and making more successful already successful talent. Before the public he is a monologist, which is to say, he is an individual artist presenting many characters in one continuous story or play. Adrian Newens, in himself, stands for the best in the lyceum, is a daily comment. He likes his work, he makes friends with his audience and as one man put it we are all his. What He Does Mr. Newens, while presented as a monologist, is all that and more. His entertaining purpose programs are truly entertainments with great purposes. He impersonates and yet he does not. He presents his characters of real men and women, without costumes or make-up accessories. He is in no way mechanically offensive. Probably the strongest point in his work is the message that he brings to his audience in every program. His entertainment is the sermon without the preacher, the lecture without the lecturer, the drama enacted |without the actors and stage properties. Figure What His Programs Are A MESSAGE FROM MARS is a comedy, a story, a great play teeming with human conditions and problems. Its theme is the revolution of a selfish man. There are fifteen different characters. The marvel of the artist's work is that these fifteen characters come and go with no apparent effort. One comment is that 'Mars' is a golden message presented by a superb artist. A SINGULAR LIFE is the retold story of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps by that name. This story deals also with human life and universal human passions and problems. It emphasizes the great need in the world for the human heart touch which makes all men brothers. Eighteen different characters appear in this story and is the program on which Mr. Newens made his reputation. A fellow artist remarks that it is greater than the story in print. No committee or audience is disappointed in what Mr. Newens brings in this entertainment, for it is full of the serious and bristles with comedy. GLIMPSES is a group of purpose stories and monologues that bubble over with humor. A committee that had had Mr. Newens three times, after having him for the fourth time in Glimpses, said, each new program is the best. A Bureau can say little more than this about a man's work. In this program Mr. Newens gets heads and hearts both at work and while it lacks the unity of a single story it is not wanting in its message. THE SKY PILOT by Ralph Connor is reserved for Sunday readings. The Redpath Bureau ventures to say that few know the full force of the story of The Sky Pilot until they have heard Mr. Newens present it to an audience of men on a Sunday afternoon. Some critics have said, It is little short of marvelous the way he handles this western story. Being essentially evangelistic, Mr. Newens prefers, therefore, to read this story on Sundays only, though he has delighted many lyceum audiences with it.
|Title||Adrian M. Newens|
|Personal Name Subject||Newens, Adrian M.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||4|
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