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Frederick Paulding The Well-Known Actor, Author and Lecturer figure Frederick Paulding's Dramatic & Literary Reviews & Recitals of Shakespeare's Plays and English Standard Literature THESE Reviews are a Novelty in the way of literary entertainment, in that they combine, not only the data, instruction, criticism and anecdote of the lecture, but the dramatic interpretation of the works of the authors under consideration. It is thus that Mr. Paulding utilizes the experience and training of his long career as an actor, and his association with all the greatest stars of the past thirty years.— Springfield, Mass. Daily News, Dec. 14th, 1914. SOME CRITICAL OPINIONS OF MR. PAULDING'S WORK FROM A FEW WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE: REV. FATHER JOHN TALBOT SMITH , the famous priest, lecturer, writer and educator, writes: Frederick Paulding's review and recital on Hamlet is the most effective and interesting performance I have ever enjoyed. Mr. Paulding possesses unusual qualities for his Shakespearian work. Besides being an actor of most finished method and varied experience, his ability in offhand argument and explanation is evident. He is as fluent as a lawyer. Gesture, facial expression, pose are so restrained, yet so expressive, as to delight the experienced, while still impressing the crowd. His lectures on unusual subjects, such as Disraeli and Thomas Moore, enjoy the double quality of academic precision and dramatic presentation. It is delightful to know that his programme includes thirty reviews and lecture-recitals on the great writers of the English tongue, English, Scotch, Irish, and American, and that to this extensive list he is constantly adding. I recommend him to the colleges and convents and societies of the country as the most effective and entertaining lecturer I have ever heard. JOHN TALBOT SMITH, Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. MR. DANIEL P. TOOMEY , Past Grand Knight, East Orange, N. J. Council, Knights of Columbus and EDITOR of the COLUMBIAD , the official newspaper of the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS throughout the UNITED STATES , writes: The first quality which impressed me, in Frederick Paulding's work, when I heard his review of Shakespeare's Hamlet, was its spontaneity ; the second;—and this impression not only lingers, but deepens, with each of his reviews that I hear—was its effect upon his audience. Whether the melancholy of Hamlet, the fire of Romeo, the stormy passion of old Shylock, the dignity and pathos of Henry VIII, the absurd pomposity of Malvolio, in Twelfth Night, the brilliance of the Sheridan Comedies, or the music, fire and pathos of his readings of the inspired poetry of Tom Moore; the response of his audiences has been the same, in the tribute of applause, unbidden tears, hearty laughter, or the dead silence that counts for more than applause; that tense blank of arrested attention, such as greets his portrayal of the Ghost Scene in Hamlet. Mr. Paulding's natural gifts, and his long training as an actor have been the cause of this; but to me, the unique feature of each of his entertainments has been, the blending of lecture and dramatic performance that is offered. To the dramatic interpretation of the skilled actor, Frederick Paulding adds a knowledge of his subject, a sympathetic and comprehensive study of his author, and a keen appreciation of values, which makes his work doubly beneficial, as entertainment and instruction. I can heartily recommend him and his reviews. DANIEL P. TOOMEY, Editor THE COLUMBIAD , Hoboken, N. J. Professor George E. Eliot, Principal of the Morgan School, Clinton, Conn., writes: MR. FREDERICK PAULDING is most delightfully entertaining in his literary reviews. To the knowledge of a scholar and the art of an actor he brings a literary style of rare grace, and adds the charm of a thoroughly sympathetic personality which flashes instantly and vividly to his audience, the humor or the pathos of the situation. Mr. Paulding was enthusiastically greeted on his last appearance here, when he gave us a wonderful evening with Sheridan and his comedies, and we are eagerly anticipating his return. GEORGE E. ELIOT , Morgan School, Clinton, Conn. Dr. Jesse Albert Locke, A.M.LL.D., Headmaster Newman School, Hackensack, N. J., writes: DEAR Mr. Paulding:—I want to express to you something of my appreciation of the benefit you have conferred upon the pupils of this school by your Shakesperian and other Reviews. They held the attention and interest and were educational in a high sense, not only giving your young hearers an example of artistic rendering, but opening to their minds a fuller conception of the meaning of these masterpieces of literature. I shall hope to have the privilege of hearing you again, and my wish will be unanimously seconded by the boys. Believe me, yours faithfully, JESSE ALBERT LOCKE , Headmaster, Newman School, Hackensack, N.J. Mrs. M. J. Young-Fulton, the Noted Educator, head of the Young-Fulton American and Foreign Teachers' Agency, of New York City, writes: MY Dear Mr. Paulding:—Only a line to congratulate you on your exquisite work this morning at the Waldorf. No other word can express it; your fine, keen appreciation of the characters as well as the work of those rare men, Oliver Goldsmith and Thomas Moore. It is refreshing to see and hear one who emphasizes, as you do, high ideals and Christian life. All your work is of such a high order that all those who can have an opportunity of hearing you are to be congratulated. Wishing you all possible success, Your sincere friend, M. J. YOUNG-FULTON William Revel Moody, the Noted Educator, President of the Northfield, (Mass.) Schools, writes: DEAR Mr. Paulding:—Your lecture at Mount Hermon on the Humor of Charles Dickens was greatly appreciated. All of us who heard you have a new appreciation of Dickens as a result. Your interpretation of the several scenes which you selected, especially those of The Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby, will always make them stand out in our memory, and I want to thank you, not only on behalf of the school, but personally, for what we owe you in giving us this new appreciation of the great novelist. Sincerely yours, W. R. MOODY A Sketch of Frederick Paulding's Career Frederick Paulding is vividly remembered, by many theatre-goers, for his romantic and vital Romeo, as acted to the late Margaret Mather's Juliet, during the famous hundred night run of the tragedy at the old Union Square Theatre, New York City, in 1885, and for twelve hundred performances thereafter throughout the country. Another notable success of Mr. Paulding's was his spirited performance of Captain Jack Absolute, in Sheridan's immortal comedy, The Rivals, as produced by the late Joseph Jefferson, William J. Florence and Mrs. John Drew, when Miss Viola Allen and F. C. Bangs were also in the cast. Nearly all recall Mr. Paulding's impersonation of the lean and hungry Cassius, in the late Richard Mansfield's superb production of Julius Cæsar, when it was produced in this city some years ago.Mr. Paulding is a native-born American and by ancestry connected with some of the foremost men of our early history of patriotism and literature. He is a great-grand nephew of Washington Irving, as his father, the late Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, U.S.A., was the celebrated Indian fighter, author of that well-known book, Our Wild Indians, and the grandson of Ann Irving Dodge—Washington Irving's sister. Thus Mr. Paulding is a first cousin to that famous Southerner, the Hon. Robert B. Glenn, Ex-Governor of North Carolina.Mr. Paulding, in his profession, uses his mother's maiden name (his own baptismal name) of Paulding. His mother was Julia Rhinelander Paulding, granddaughter of that General William Paulding who was twice Mayor of New York City, and thus she was a grandniece of our first American novelist, James Kirke Paulding, author of The Dutchman's Fircside, and a direct descendant of the famous captor of Major André, John Paulding.Many people still remember Frederick Paulding with pleasure as Iago, Hamlet, Romeo, Shylock, Macbeth, Bassanio, Cassius, Macduff, Malvolio, Orlando; as the fiery Rudolf of Margaret Mather's wonderful production of Leah, the romantic Claude Melnotte of the Lady of Lyons, and the devoted De Maupret of Richelieu, and in recent years as delightful, jealous Ford, in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and the jolly Antipholus of the Comedy of Errors, when these plays were staged by Mr. Paulding for the late Louis James.Before leaving the stage for the lecture platform, Mr. Paulding had played in his active career over five hundred characters, ranging from Shakespearian tragedy and comedy to modern farce and even musical comedy. He has supported all the great stars of the past thirty years—Edwin Booth, John McCullough, Frank Mayo, Joseph Jefferson, Louis James, Richard Mansfield, Madame Modjeska, Fanny Davenport, Mrs. John Drew, William J. Florence, and a host of lesser lights; besides writing several popular plays, including The Woman's Hour and The Love Affair. Many people will recall Tim Murphy's delightful performance of John Crosby in Two Men and a Girl throughout the South and West, but few remember that the pretty play was written by Frederick Paulding.Mr. Paulding is at present actively engaged in the educational and literary field in New York City, State and New England. He gives Series of Reviews on Shakespeare's plays and the poetry, fiction and drama of Standard English Literature before Schools, Colleges, and Literary Societies; one of his most notable subscription courses being at Troy, N. Y., but his principal activity is his annual subscription series at the WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY , where he has just opened his third year, under distinguished patronage, and where he will begin his fourth season of subscription reviews on the first Wednesday of December next. SPRINGFIELD, MASS., DAILY NEWS, December 14th, 1914. FREDERICK PAULDING ANNOUNCES HIS ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION COURSE (FOURTH YEAR) OF EIGHT LITERARY REVIEWS ON SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS AND ENGLISH LITERATURE AT THE WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL FIFTH AVENUE, 33D AND 34TH STREETS, NEW YORK CITY BEGINNING ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF DECEMBER SUBJECTS AND DISTINCTIVE TITLES OF Frederick Paulding's Dramatic & Literary Reviews IMPORTANT NOTE Each of the following REVIEWS is illustrated by DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION of the work or works of the authors under consideration. They will be delivered SINGLY or in COURSES as preferred EACH has been given in its turn at the WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY. As arranged in SERIES, these REVIEWS are SPECIALLY designed for TEACHERS ASSOCIATION COURSES, CHAUTAUQUAS, and LITERARY CLASSES in PRIVATE SCHOOLS or COLLEGES. SHAKESPEARE 1 HAMLET 2 THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 3 ROMEO AND JULIET 4 TWELFTH NIGHT 5 KING JOHN}Dramatic Recitals. 6 THE SONNETS AND COMEDIES 7 KING HENRY V. 8 MACBETH 9 THE PASTORAL AND FAIRY PLAYS 10 KING HENRY VIII. THE GEORGIAN PERIOD OF ENGLISH LITERATURE 1 THREE GREAT WOMEN DRAMATISTS: SUSANNAH CENTLIVRE, HANNAH COWLEY and ELIZABETH INCHBALD 2 RICHARDSON AND FIELDING: The pioneer realist and humourist in the realm of the English novel 3 COURT LIFE UNDER GEORGE III: FANNY BURNEY and her intimates 4 THREE GREAT WOMEN NOVELISTS: JANE AUSTEN, CHARLOTTE BRONT Ë and ELIZABETH GASKELL 5 GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON: His life, genius and immortal poetry IRISH LITERATURE 1 RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN: His life, times and famous comedies 2 OLIVER GOLDSMITH and THOMAS MOORE: Their lives, prose and poetry 3 THREE MODERN IRISH DRAMATISTS: JOHN SYNGE, WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS and LADY GREGORY VICTORIAN PERIOD OF ENGLISH LITERATURE 1 THE HUMOR OF CHARLES DICKENS 2 THE POWER AND PATHOS OF CHARLES DICKENS 3 DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CARCL 4 DICKENS' MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT 5 WILLIAM M. THACKERAY: The great satirist and his immortal books 6 GEORGE ELIOT: Her life and her greatest books 7 LORD BEACONSFIELD: His political, social and literary careers 8 CHARLES READE: His romantic life, his greatest book and plays 9 THE ENGLISH DRAMA: From DION BOUCICAULT to BERNARD SHAW 10 TENNYSON AND BROWNING: The contrasts of their lives, genius and poetry 11 RUDYARD KIPLING: His work and his future place in literature AMERICAN AUTHORS 1 WASHINGTON IRVING: The man and his work, reviewed by his great-grandnephew 2 EDGAR ALLAN POE: His life, work and strange distinctive genius 3 GENERAL LEW WALLACE AND HIS BEN HUR: The value of its message and some personal memories of the man AMERICAN LIFE AND LITERATURE 1 DISTINCTIVE AMERICAN LIFE: Personal experiences in the Far West in 1875 2 DISTINCTIVE AMERICAN FICTION: From IRVING and HAWTHORNE to BRET HARTE and MARK TWAIN 3 DISTINCTIVE AMERICAN POETRY: From pioneer days to FIELD and RILEY 4 DISTINCTIVE AMERICAN DRAMA: From colonial times to the present day For time, terms, etc., apply to FREDERICK PAULDING, No. 47 Donaldson Avenue, Rutherford, N. 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