Harrison Crofford — Actor-Recitalist
The fine art of dramatic reading — with the intimate personal touch — with the ability to so present his offerings that his audience really visualizes the scenes he depicts, the characters whose qualities, eccentricities and powers he vocalizes with voice and every movement of his body — finds an able and rising exponent in Mr. Harrison Crofford, a southern boy who already has achieved a modicum of fame in many appearances both in his native Southland, as well as in New England and other parts of the country.
Mr. Crofford, ambitious in his work, enacts an entire play for an evening's entertainment with proven skill and true artistry.
His characterizations are clean cut and the dramatic situations are unfolded with power and the true regard for the amenities and laws of the drama — in truly protean fashion. He draws for this kind of work on his experience on the dramatic stage and platform work over a period of years.
With the true Southern touch, Mr. Crofford's comedy offerings are peculiarly fascinating — especially some of his negro folk stories and selections.
Mr. Crofford's repertoire covers a wide range of plays and shorter selections running the gamut from the most intensely tragic to the lighter forms of pathos and comedy.
Mr. Crofford presents a number of readings with musical settings, such as Robert of Sicily, The Happy Prince, Madeline of the Movies, A Quiet Afternoon, and a group of negro dialect stories, poems and monologues including verse by Kipling, Noyes, Service and others.
The Sign of the Cross
(Full Evening or Scenes from Play)
A Bit O' Love
The Three Wise Fools
The Devil's Disciple
(Full Evening or Scenes from the Play)
Beyond The Horizon
Eugene O' Neil
(With Musical Setting by Richard Strauss)
The Florist's Shop
One Act Play — Comedy
Nothing But the Truth
Madeline of the Movies
The Finger of God
Dramatic Selection from the Play
Robert of Sicily
(Musical Setting by Rossiter G. Cole)
The Happy Prince
(Musical Setting by Liza Lehman)
The Witch Song
(Musical Setting by Max Schilling)
Edgar Allen Poe
(Musical Setting by Arthur Bergh)
In his miscellaneous programs Mr. Crofford intersperses Negro Spirituals and Folk Tale Songs
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