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JAMES SCHOOL of DRAMATIC ART ELLEN BILES JAMES, President JAMES SCHOOL of DRAMATIC ART ELLEN BILES JAMES President and Director Vice-President BERNICE B. PEFFLY Secretary LINNIE E. BILES Treasurer WILLIAM DAVID JAMES CHANGE OF ADDRESS 600-604 Lyon & Healy Building CHICAGO Phone Harrison 5120 BRANCH STUDIOS 85 Downer Place AURORA, ILLINOIS Room 210 DuPage Trust Building GLEN ELLYN, ILLINOIS Genslein Building ELMHURST, ILLINOIS Faculty DRAMATIC ART ELLEN BILES JAMES LINNIE ETHEL BILES MARIE LAVERY EXPRESSION ELLEN BILES JAMES LINNIE ETHEL BILES PIANO ANNA VOLSTAD MARIE LAVERY VOICE ANNA VOLSTAD ELLEN JAMES Dramatic Art Comprises : Interpretive Reading Study and Presentation of the Drama. Expression Comprises: Public Speaking. Lecturing. Story Telling. The Course in Expression and Dramatic Art Offered by this School Is designed to develop effective personality through the expression of the individual; to give specific training for professional careers in drama and the lecture field; as well as to fit those desiring it for Chautauqua and Lyceum work; to cultivate the speaking voice, perfect the physique and to give a broad, cultural education through which alone success may be obtained. The course comprises: Physical training, Study and presentation of the drama. Development of the speaking voice. Technique of expression. Pantomime, Interpretive reading. Public speaking and lecturing. Story telling. ELLEN JAMES is a graduate of one of the foremost Schools of Expression and Dramatic Art in the United States. She understands thoroughly the Drama, and its allied branches, in its technical, theoretical and practical sides and has won unstinted praise from critics and press as author, reader, lecturer. She is a woman of wide experience and impressive personality; mature judgment, education and culture. She completed a Writer's Course in one of our foremost Colleges and her original poems and stories are accepted enthusiastically everywhere, especially as read by herself. She is an exponent of the present day demand for naturalness in expression, and has the gift of imparting her knowledge as well as the power to bring out the talents of her pupils. Being a tireless worker, she inspires her students with enthusiasm and the spirit of success, and her pupils are an exact reflection of her own vivacity and artistry. What a dramatic education will do for you: Give you Poise—not self-consciousness. Force of character—not ineffectiveness. Youth—not age. A cheerful mind—not a pessimistic mind. An upward growth, a cultured mind, high ideals and a profession for profit or pleasure that increases with the years. figure LINNIE ETHEL BILES is a graduate pupil of the School, and has been thoroughly trained for her work as Instructor in the School. She has a thorough knowledge of the technique of Expression and its practical application and has had remarkable success in arranging Dramatic numbers. She is especially fitted to interest and instruct boys of all ages; has made herself master of that most interesting art, Story Telling; and has made a specialty of teaching old and young the accomplishment of Public Speaking. Marie Lavery, the Junior member of the faculty, is a product of the James School. Her winning personality, earnest purpose and high ideals especially fit her as a guide and teacher for the young. She understands the scientific principles underlying expression and is a competent and successful Instructor. figure WE are especially fortunate in having secured Anna Volstad for our Piano and Voice Department. She is the product of one of the foremost Musical Schools of the United States. She studied under the head of the Normal Department of this school to fit and complete herself as a Teacher of the highest order, and is an exemplification of the best instruction obtainable. Owing to her thorough preparation, her artistic ideals and sincerity of purpose, she has met with marked success as a teacher for a number of years. Her course includes: Piano, Voice, History, Harmony, Musical Form. Courses and terms upon request. Special instruction can be secured by artists or amateur in voice work to correct throat trouble, ineffective speaking, improper breathing, and to establish clear, correct and beautiful tones. Ellen James has charge of this department. Singers and readers alike have found this course to be of inestimable benefit. Courses A COMPLETE course in Expression and Dramatic Art consists of the equivalent of two years, forty-two weeks a year, four lessons a week. This course entitles the student to a Teacher's Certificate and a graduation Diploma. A Teacher's Course consists of the equivalent of one year of forty-two weeks four lessons a week. Special short courses offered in Lyceum and Chautauqua work. Special finishing course for Lecturers. Day and evening classes in Public Speaking. Lessons may be taken privately or in classes, or both; one private lesson of one half hour, being equivalent to one class lesson of one and one half hour. TERMS Tuition ranges from $21.00 a year, one lesson a week, to $126.00 a year, one lesson weekly. The complete course: One year $300.00 Two years 600.00 Lessons payable by term in advance. It is possible through the physical work taught in all classes, to attain to a correct, healthful and graceful poise of body. Special Information STUDENTS' Recitals are given frequently at the various branches. Students are encouraged to appear at as many of these Recitals as possible. A School Sorority is a Social feature of the James Schools. This promotes a feeling of fellowship and co-operation. The James Schools maintain a Resident School at Aurora, where students from a distance may have the comforts and conveniences of a home. Rates for room and board will be furnished upon request. Pupils may enter at any time, but only such lessons as are taken will be credited. A term may not be cancelled after registration. Private lessons cancelled unavoidably may be made up within the term, but class lessons may not be made up. POLICY 1. To make a Dramatic Education a practical investment. 2. To measure success, not by dollars, but by deeds. 3. To value artistic work above comfort and leisure. 4. To aid pupils in every way to make their dreams come true.
|Title||Ellen Biles James|
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|Personal Name Subject||James, Ellen Biles|
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