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Illinois Wesleyan UniversityFigure Miss Ethel Paren England Studio, 800, I.O.O.F. Bldg. Springfield, Illinois Miss England, who is a graduate of the Wesleyan School of Oratory, under Prof. Darrah, will be affiliated with the College. She is a successful instructor, having devoted many years to this line of work. The large enrollment of pupils is sufficient evidence of the superior character of her work. She follows the regular course of study of the school, and her pupils will receive the degrees of the university. Miss L. Miriam Burt, assistant to Miss England, is very successful in her work with children. PRIVATE INSTRUCTION MISS ENGLAND 20 Private, forty-five minute lessons, (two per week) $20.00 10 Private forty-five minute lessons, (one per week) 10.00 MISS BURT 20 Private, forty-five minute lessons, (two per week) $10.00 10 Private, forty-five minute lessons, (one per week) 5.00 Miss Ethel Paren England gave a number of readings which were thoroughly enjoyed.— Jacksonville Journal . Miss England's program embraced a wide variety of subjects, ranging from childish prattle to character impersonations of the Society Belle and Town Gossip, to the pathetic story of the death of Tom Flowers, of the Turkey Trail ranch, Arizona.— Quincy Herald . Miss England has a pleasing personality, with good platform presence and has all the personal qualities of a reader and impersonator.— Quincy Daily Whig . Miss England's clever interpretations of both prose and poetry delight at all times. Her ability has won her an enviable place as reader.— Springfield News . Requirements of Admission The requirements of admission are that pupils shall have a fair literary education, and natural talent for Elocutionary work. Special arrangement will be made for those whose early education has been neglected to pursue English studies in connection with their work in this school. Courses of Study Elocution Course A comprises two hours per week of private instruction and extends throughout the two years of study. It includes correct methods of breathing, with exercises for control and economy of breath. Voice culture, drill upon quality, pitch, force, stress, movement, melody, cadence, etc. Principles of gesture and their application to speech. Dramatic Reading Course B is carried along with the regular work and includes the interpretation and rendering of all varieties of literature. Instruction is also given in Impersonation, Characterization and Dialect. An extensive repertoire of readings is required of all students before graduation. Physical Culture Instruction in Physical Culture extends throughout the Junior year. The year is given to the study of basic principles and to the general development of the body, and is further carried toward with special reference to physical expression. In addition to the above, instruction is given in military and marching gymnastics. Free gymnastics, Swedish movements, dumb bells, wands, indian clubs, bar bells, and gymnastic games. Orthoepy One hour per week is given to this study during the Spring Term of the first year. The subject of English Phonation is taken up, and special exercises given for flexibility of the vocal organs and to secure distinct articulation. A standard textbook is used. Shakespeare One term of the Senior year is given up to the study of Shakespeare. A number of plays will be selected and interpreted. Each student will be required to memorize and deliver such selections and scenes as may be assigned to him. A critical essay of not less than two thousand words upon some Shakespearean subject will be required in addition to the above Post Graduate Course A special course of instruction is arranged to meet the needs of those desiring advanced training.
|Title||Miss Ethel Paren England|
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|Personal Name Subject||England, Ethel Paren|
|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||2|
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