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Figure Chestora McDonald Carr, Columbus, Ohio. Chestora McDonald Carr is a teacher and reader who makes friends for her profession wherever she goes. Her full evening Programs are always well received and her dialect work is especially pleasing. The Come Again testimony so universally given, sometimes even to the six and eight recall, is the final test. PARLOR READINGS PROGRESSIVE RECITALS MONOLOGUES COACHING TEACHING DIRECTING HOME TALENT PLAYS . REPERTOIRE MONOLOGUES BEN HUR Wallace DAVID HARUM Wescott THE MADIGANS (new) Michelson BIRD'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Wiggins MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS INTERPRETIVE READINGS JULIUS CAESAR Shakespeare GOING TO ROME Bible LECTURE RECITAL THE COMEDIES AND TRAGEDIES OF LIFE Popular A SAMPLE MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAM. The Miscellaneous Programs consist of solid master pieces of literature, with plenty of good, clean humor to make them thoroughly enjoyed by all classes. 1. Christmas at the Trimbles Ruth McEnery Stuart 2. Higher Culture in Dixie Dorothy Dix 3. A Perfect Tribute (Lincoln Story) Mary S. Andrews 4. My Ships Ella Wheeler Wilcox 5. An Object of Love Mary Wilkin's Freeman 6. Since Mary Jined the Club Sam Walter Foss 7. Simon Peter Black Mammy 8. Blow, Lil' Breezes Blow Martha Geilow 9. Night Wind Field 10. The Bear Story Riley 11. Its All in the Way a Things Said 12. The Lost Word Henry Van Dyke The Ben Hur Monologue The BEN HUR MONOLOGUE is Mrs. Carr's own cutting and arrangement and emphasizes the tale of the Christ giving the meeting of the wise men, the song of the angels, the arrest of Ben Hur, the scene on the boat, the battle at sea, the Chariot race, the scene at the Jordan, Ben Hur's story of the Christ, the lepers, the healing and the re-united family. The entire monologue will require about an hour and a quarter, but when preferred, a shorter cutting requiring about twenty minutes, can be used. The David Harum Monologue The DAVID HARUM MONOLOGUE is Mrs. Carr's own cutting and gives the story of the balky horse the Deacon Sold Himself , the coming of the new clerk from N. Y., The Story of Miss Cullom, David's first circus, the return of the mortgages, the Christmas dinner, David's story of the little boy. The entire monologue requires about an hour and a quarter, but Mrs. Carr usually gives about 45 minutes of this and 45 minutes of a miscellaneous program, thus giving variety. Bird's Christmas Carol BIRD'S CHRISTMAS CAROL is a cutting of the entire book, the sweet sad story of the little invalid girl and the very funny but wholesome story of the washerwoman and her nine children. Especially suited to Christmas tide. 30 minutes. The Madigans THE MADIGANS is a story of a family of motherless girls and their pranks and adventures. Especially Cecelia, the Pharasee, or goody-good, and the struggle to keep her self-made commandments. 40 minutes. The Melodrama THE MELODRAMA or reading with appropriate musical setting has become very popular and pantomined readings with music have received the highest praise. Readings with Piano Accompaniment Ben Hur Wallace-Kelley Bergliot Bjornson-Greig King Robert of Sicily Longfellow-Wooton The Legend Beautiful Longfellow-Hawley Sandalphon Longfellow-Wooten Skeleton in Armor Longfellow-Metcalf Story of the Faithful Soul Proctor-Hawley An Idyl of an Orchard The Soul of the Violin Merrill-Goodrich The Birth of the Opal Wilcox-Hawley My Ships Wilcox-Hawley An Old Sweetheart of Mine Riley Out to Old Aunt Mary's Riley The Red Fan Browne-Browne The Sea Browne-Browne Browne-Browne Pantomined Readings with Piano Accompaniment The Holy City Weatherly-Adams Rock Me to Sleep Elizabeth Akers America Smith-Carey Star Spangled Banner Keyes PRESS AND PERSONAL. Gallipolis Daily —Her singing and acting in putting the baby to sleep we thought was about the prettiest and most delightful little performance we ever saw given by a lady on the stage, to us it seemed absolutely perfect. Columbus Evening Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio —Possesses great talent and the rendering of the selections was all that could be desired by any critic. Hillsdale Democrat, Hillsdale, Mich. —The recital was a complete success artistically. Jackson Sun, Jackson, Ohio —Demonstrated by her readings that her talent is of a high rating. New Lexington Tribune, New Lexington, Ohio —The entertainment was a success in every sense of the word. Her humorous numbers simply brought down the house. Her dialect work is far above that of the average reader. Gallia Times, Gallipolis, Ohio, Report of Commencement Concert of Rio Grande College —The readings from David Harum show the good judgment with which she chooses. The Advance, South Solon, Ohio —Rev. Stover of Jeffersonville says: Chestora McDonald Carr is the best talent that has ever come to this city, and that you just can't say anything to good for her. Vinton County Republican, McArthur, Ohio —Mrs. Carr's ability in monologue is remarkable. A very gifted and excellent lady whose elocutionary powers are giving her a national reputation. Kingston Tribune, Kingston, Ohio —A speaker of great versatility, being equally pleasing in humor and pathos. The Times, Carey, Ohio —Completely won the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to hear her. She is an elocutionist of unusual merit and is successful in all classes of selections. Millicent Godfrey Easter, of Columbus News, Columbus, Ohio. — Possessing a voice of great power and sweetness, she at once captivates her audience. Unaffected and modest, yet thoroughly convincing in her work, Mrs. Carr has attained a position in the field of elocution second to none in the Capital City. Esther Williams, Pres. Aid Society Presbyterian Church, Morgan Park, Ill. — I have listened with delight and interest to Mrs. Carr's recitals. Her renderings are exquisite, and her themes always exalted and beautiful. Mrs. A. N. Gordon, Pres. Ladies' Auxiliary to Y. M. C. A., Elkhart, Ind.— You ought to know our appreciation of your David Harum given us. You surely proved yourself an artist in your profession. Come again. Dr. George Scott, President Otterbein University Westerville, Ohio— Has given the best satisfaction. A good reader, of winning personality; also skilled in Posing and Pantomine work. Dr. J. M. Davis, President Rio Grande College— A most attractive and excellent elocutionist, a scholar and a student of literature. Dr. W. H. Oldham, (now Bishop to India)— I was greatly impressed with her clear, forceful manner of speech. Prof. R. H. Kinnison, Wellington, Ohio— I have seldom heard more pleasing and instructive elocutionary work. Mrs. Carr has a pleasing personal bearing, a well trained voice, is free from mannerisms, and some of her selections showed rare vocal power. She gives an entertainment that will add strength to any lecture course. Prof. F. B. Steece, Everly, Iowa— Mrs Carr is a reader of great versatility and power. Prof. W. H. Vanden, President Gallia County Teachers' Association, Thurman, Ohio— The most enjoyable, entertaining, and satisfactory elocutionary work we ever had at our County Institute. An excellent teacher and a royal entertainer. Prof. J. D. Holcomb, Mem. Ex. Com. Gallia Co. Teachers' Association, Rio Grande, Ohio— Mrs. Carr is an artist of rare ability. Our teachers received an inspiration from her for their work that ould have been obtained in no other way. Rev. G. P. Williams, Supt. of Missions, Chicago Presbytery, Chicago, Ill.— An exceptional reader. Her voice is clear, distinct, yet soft and musical. She possesses an individuality, charm of manner, ease of gesture and delivery, wholly characteristic. Eminently successful not only in interesting an audience, but in instructing and edifying it. Rev. James W. Gibbons, St. Paris, Ohio— The elocutionary entertainment was a grand success, everyone was greatly pleased. Gives an up to date recital. May Quinlan Null, Teacher of Elocution, Hillsdale, Mich.— Mrs. Carr has the advantage of a thorough knowledge of literature as a whole as well as along the lines of elocutionary work. Mrs. Charles R. Frankham, Chairman of Edu. Com. of the Columbus Y. W. C. A.— Mrs. Chestora McDonald Carr has been at the head of our elocution department in the Y. W. C. A. night school for the past ten years. Her work with us has always been most satisfactory. Rev. F. G. Behner, in official report on Chautauqua talent at Covington, Ohio— Mrs. Carr I suppose surprised us more than all the others. She not only made good, but became the inspiration of the largest advance order of season tickets we have ever had. Prof. L. C. Dick, Former Chief Clerk in State School Commissioner's Office— Chestora McDonald Carr in her readings, whether in impersonation or description, the verdict of the audience ever has been— splendid. She has a style peculiarly her own, and she never fails to win her audience.
|Title||Chestora McDonald Carr|
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|Personal Name Subject||Carr, Chestora McDonald|
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