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Figure CHARLES R. TAGGART The Man from Vermont He was raised among the Green Mountains and lives there still. He knows all about the oddity and quaintness, as well as the sterling worth of The Old Town Folks of New England, and so has had an abundant opportunity to study the life models from which he has created the characters which appear in his entertainments. Figure FREEDOM VERMONT AND UNITY Specimen Program Pineville People 1. Pineville Debating Society. Question—Resolved that whatever is is right. 2. Story of a County Fair. 3. Sandy Laird's interview with a book-agent. 4. Musical Novelties at the Piano. 5. Pineville Lecture Course Number. HerrFrankenstein, Descriptive Pianist. Introduced by Sile Haskins, the Village Storekeeper. 6. Uncle Zed Jackson, the Fiddling Shoemaker. 7. Ventriloquial Talks and Violin Mimicry, Bird Songs, etc. Concerning the quality of his work— Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. Prov. 27:2 STRICKLAND GILLILAN— Charles R. Taggart's platform work is a marvel of power in proving that clean, high-class fun may be just as popularly side-splitting as is the suggestive variety the vaudevillains think necessary to amuse the public. His humor is basic, simple, direct in its appeal; as effective as any I have ever watched or heard; and is fairly crowded with novel originality and a Yankee ingenuity unsur-passable. The stamp of the artist who knows how to conceal the basting-threads and other shop-marks, is on everything he does. His music is real music, his impersonations miraculously faithful, his mimicry photographic, his program blending perfect. I have, and always shall have, heard and seen him as often as possible. STKICKLAND GILLILAN. DR. CADMAN— Mr. Charles R. Taggart appeared before the Central League of the Central Congregational Church at the April session of 1910 and delighted everybody with the unique, versatile, highly humorous and perfectly proper entertainment he gave. I heartily commend him to all Churches, Lyceum courses and Schools that desire his service. S. PARKS CADMAN. FLORENCE MORSE KINGSLEY— I greatly enjoyed the evening's entertainment, and it gives me pleasure to be able to say that I hope I may have the opportunity of hearing you again, some time. Your impersonation of The Old Country Fiddler was especially good and true to life. One seldom has the pleasure of listening to the old music so well rendered. FLORENCE M. KINGSLEY. EX-GOV. HANLEY— I have had the pleasure and the privilege of hearing Mr. Charles R. Taggart. I enjoyed his work very greatly. In some things he is really inimitable. He furnishes wholesome, live entertainment and is entirely worthy of patronage. J. FRANK HANLY. MRS. LAKE— It is indeed refreshing to listen to Mr. Charles R. Taggart's work on the platform. It is unique, pleasing, and has in it a subtle fascination that makes it altogether charming. Mr. Taggart's character specialties as well as his wonderful manipulations of the violin, make him desirable as an entertainer on any platform. LEONORA M. LAKE. FRANK DIXON— Mr. Taggart is an entertainer of an exceptional quality. He is an artist in his musical impersonations unsurpassed by any whom I have heard. There is a delicious flavor in his fun. It is as good to know him as it is to see and hear him. FRANK DIXON. DR. HERBERT— Taggart is one of the most consummate artists in his line on the platform. I have heard him repeatedly, and he captures me—horse, foot and dragoons—every time. At the Sycamore, Ill., Chautauqua Assembly, where I have had the honor of appearing as Lecturer and Platform Manager for two years, not a person in his line has more completely pleased the people—and Sycamore is one of the Great Chatauquas. Added to this, Taggart is a splendid, up-standing fellow, clean all the way through. He will please Lecture Committees and their patrons, Chautauqua Audiences and every one else. Talk Taggart to the limit and he will make good. L. G. HERBERT. EDWARD J. WHEELER— I remember your evening's entertainment very well. I ask for no better enjoyment than another evening spent in the same way. It was an artistic, humorous and wholesome entertainment, and left a good taste in the mouth. EDWARD J. WHEELER, Editor of The Literary Digest.
|Title||Charles R. Taggart: the man from Vermont|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Taggart, Charles Ross|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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