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MISS AGNES HYDE Leading Entertainer: Scotch Dialect a Specialty Figure Miss Hyde is without doubt the leading artist in her line now before the public. She has been gifted by nature with a fine physique, clear musical voice, a keen sense of humor, and originality. These natural endowments she has cultivated and developed until it has been said of her work that her auditors feel that behind her talent there is power, intelligence and education. Miss Hyde makes a specialty of the poems of Robert Burns and of the Scottish dialect. She can be engaged for whole or part programme. TESTIMONIALS UNITED STATES BALTIMORE, MD. Secretary's report in Scottish American of Burns Anniversary held by Baltimore St. Andrew Society. The hall was crowded to its utmost capacity. The feature of the evening was the presence of Miss Agnes Hyde, who entertained the audience with poems from the immortal bard. This was the first visit of Miss Hyde to Baltimore and Figure she got a Highland welcome. The lady appeared to be at her best and the unction and power with which she gave Tam O'Shanter and The Cotter's Saturday Night, were specially appreciated and applauded. Miss Hyde is an artist of rare talent and fairly captivated the audience, who went away hoping to soon hear her again. AMSTERDAM (N. Y.) EVENING RECORD. Miss Hyde's Scotch dialect, when she used it, was perfect. She is one of the finest elocutionists ever heard in this city, and she is master, not of one line alone, but of every phase of the work. WINSTON-SALEM (N. C.) MORNING JOURNAL. Concert Winston-Salem Band. Miss Agnes Hyde, the reader and impersonator, made a distinct hit with the audience. She is indeed an artist. An elocutionist of her calibre has rarely been heard in this city. SCHENECTADY (N. Y.) GAZETTE. A delightful Scottish evening was given at the chapel of First Presbyterian Church last evening by Miss Agnes Hyde. The event proved to be a most successful social affair. Miss Hyde rendered several poems from the works of Robert Burns, interspersed with humorous selections. Her rendition of the old Scotch classics was beautiful, and the recital was greatly enjoyed. ROCHESTER, N. Y. Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association. Miss Agnes Hyde is a reader who has won enviable distinction on the platform. She has appeared in the Rochester Young Men's Christian Association star courses several times and her readings have always been highly satisfactory. Unquestionably her work is considerably above the average and should Miss Hyde appear in The Flower City again, she would be assured of a splendid audience.—FRED D. LAMB, General Secretary Railroad Young Men's Christian Association. JAMESTOWN (N. Y.) MORNING POST. Young Men's Christian Association Course. One of the biggest hits was scored by Miss Agnes Hyde in her readings and impersonations. She at once became a favorite with her audience. Her first number, a dramatic reading, disclosed considerable histrionic ability. As an encore she gave a bit of charming Scotch dialect. She showed ability and versatility as an impersonator. NEWBURGH (N. Y.) EVENING UNION. Burns Concert, Newburgh Scottish Society.Miss Hyde did not confine herself to Scottish ballads, but introduced several clever satires on American life. Perhaps Miss Hyde will be remembered best by her recital in the dialect of the lowlands, her impersonations of The Eclipse Concert Company, and the famous ride of Tam O'Shanter. A pleasing feature of Miss Hyde's recitations was that, although her accent was perfect, she still managed to convey the gist of her stories even to those who were unfamiliar with the Scottish dialect. The impersonation of The Eclipse Concert Company brought from the audience a perfect gale of laughter and won extra laurels for Miss Hyde. Tam O'Shanter was related in the rich, creamy Scottish burr, the entertainer taking her audience from grave to gay and back again, from the merriment at the tavern to the wild ride of Tam through the glen, with the witch horde flying after him. ROANOKE (VIRGINIA) TIMES. Young Men's Christian Association Star Course. The work of Miss Hyde was particularly fine, and her efforts were received with much appreciative applause, so that many encores had to be given. STAUNTON (VA.) DISPATCH AND NEWS. Miss Hyde showed wonderful ability and training in readings. LOWELL (MASS.) CITIZEN. Annual Concert of Caledonian Club. The readings of Miss Agnes Hyde were the best heard in this city for many a day. Miss Hyde showed great talent and her selections were very varied, requiring an amount of versatility not often displayed by readers. YORK (PENN.) GAZETTE. Miss Agnes Hyde was especially pleasing as a reader and was forced to respond to several encores. OIL CITY (PENN.) MORNING DERRICK. Young Men's Christian Association Course. A sympathetic chord was struck by Agnes Hyde, the reader, as she announced a change in her programme, the substitution being an impersonation in the dialect of the lowlands, familiar to a respectable percentage of her auditors. Her character studies were indicative of the high-class talent and rare intuition which have combined to make her an artist. NASHVILLE (TENN.) NASHVILLE TENNESSEEAN. Concert under auspices of Mr. DeLong Rice. The impersonations by Miss Hyde proved her an artist both versatile and magnetic. NASHVILLE AMERICAN. Miss Hyde deserves especial credit for the admirable manner in which she portrayed the Scottish home life in Robert Burns' The Cotter's Saturday Night. LITTLE ROCK (ARK.) ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. Few readers have given such satisfaction found in the selections rendered by Miss Hyde, whose repertoire is well varied and whose work is thoroughly artistic. GALVESTON (TEXAS) DAILY NEWS. Miss Hyde won the highest esteem of all in her recitations from The Cotter's Saturday Night, by Burns. The Scottish accent was perfect throughout. It was given masterly and with great dramatic feeling. She was encored and gave a most humorous little piece entitled, Sister Sue's Wedding Cards. In this she impersonated a little girl and did it with much animation, making a very realistic picture in the minds of all. Miss Hyde's expression is superb, and this selection was encored for still another. Her best piece of work proved to be in her clever impersonation of a concert company. BEAUMONT (TEXAS) ENTERPRISE. Miss Agnes Hyde in recitations and readings was especially good and her interpretation of Burns' The Cotter's Saturday Night was most praiseworthy. WICHITA (KAN.) EAGLE. Lyceum Course. Miss Agnes Hyde recited The Cotter's Saturday Night in a manner that stamped her as a reader of far more than ordinary ability. BOSTON (MASS.) GLOBE. Report of Burns Anniversary. Miss Hyde treated the audience to some specially fine readings. BOSTON (MASS.) HERALD. Miss Hyde is a lady of more than ordinary histrionic talent, a favorite with her audience, and met with a warm greeting. THE DAY, NEW LONDON, CONN. Burns Anniversary, Clan Cameron, 154. Miss Hyde rendered her selections with feeling and skill. Her enunciation was perfect, and every word could be heard to the ends of the hall. BARRE (VT.) EVENING TELEGRAM. Miss Agnes Hyde as an entertainer is one of the best, and seemed to have an inexhaustible supply of the best selections. The encores she received showed the high praise her listeners had in store for her. HARTFORD (CONN.) DAILY TIMES. Burns Anniversary, Clan Gordon No. 19. The audience was given a delightful treat by the recitation of The Cotter's Saturday Night. It is a difficult poem to recite, but Miss Hyde was equal to it. She showed an intelligent appreciation of its spirit. The audience followed her with marked attention, and the eyes of many glistened as they recalled the ingle which they loved so well in the Land of the Thistle and Heather. NEW HAVEN (CONN.) COURIER AND JOURNAL. Concert Clan McLeod. Miss Hyde's efforts to amuse and entertain the audience were highly successful. Of fine appearance, and gifted with a rich voice for elocution, she completely captivated her audience. Figure LEWISTON (MAINE) JOURNAL. Burns Anniversary, Clan Campbell. Tam O'Shanter was recited by Miss Hyde. An elocutionist of her calibre has rarely been heard in Lewiston. She handled the difficult dialect with marvelous skill. The spectres of Allaway Kirk seemed to rise before the audience as Tam and his good gray mare made their famous ride across the bridge. There is no question about her dramatic powers, and her keen sense of humor is equal to her ability as an elocutionist. She is a star. In her humorous selections she kept the audience in a roar by assuming character after character with the utmost ease. PROVIDENCE (R. I.) JOURNAL. Report of Annua Concert of Caledonian Society. The concert was one of the most pleasing that has been given here. Miss Hyde was well received in her readings, and was recalled several times. CONCORD (N. H.) DAILY PATRIOT. The members of Concord Lodge, No. 8, Knights of Pythias, and their friends, had the pleasure of listening to Miss Agnes Hyde. Every seat was taken, testing the capacity of the hall to the utmost. Miss Hyde proved herself worthy of all testimonials that had been forwarded to the lodge as recommendations, winning hearty applause at the end of every number, and bringing out to the fullest extent the power she has of swaying her audience. PAWTUCKET (R. I.) EVENING NEWS. On the occasion of her sixth appearance in that city. Miss Agnes Hyde is a reader well and favorably known here. Her first selection was a humorous one and was rendered as she alone could render it, and her efforts were awarded the hearty plaudits of the audience who were kept in continuous laughter during her delivery of the piece. CANADA REV. S. C. MURRAY, ST. PAUL'S MANSE, PORT ARTHUR, ONT., CAN. I had the pleasure of hearing Miss Hyde in two concerts in Port Arthur. I have no hesitation in recommending her to any church or society desiring first-class entertainment. Miss Hyde is natural, not artificial; individuality not imitation marks her work; though few reciters have a broader repertoire of choice selections. REV. JOHN CRAWFORD, PASTOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. Grand Chaplain Sons of Scotland. Miss Hyde has no superior in her recitations from The Cotter's Saturday Night, and Tam O'Shanter. Her versatility is unequaled. ST. JOHN, N. B. Extracts from letter of Professor Myles. Entertainment Course of St. John High School. Many of those present have expressed to me their appreciation of the programme, and spoken most favorably of your work, particularly of the clearness of enunciation and the expressive rendering of the asket Scenes, and also of the impersonations in the Haunted House. CHARLOTTETOWN (P. E. I.) GUARDIAN. Concert at Opera House, Mayor Paton presiding. Miss Hyde gave a stirring rendition of Tam O'Shanter. In Sandy McDonald's Speech she was entirely at home and convulsed her hearers with merriment, and this was continued during her impersonation of a little girl, which came in an encore. Her strongest piece of work during the evening was the Casket Scene from the Merchant of Venice, which was given with much spirit and with fidelity to the great dramatist's conception. In the Eclipse Concert Company she gave a laughable burlesque of performances such as some of her hearers seemed almost painfully familiar with. Miss Hyde was always enthusiastically recalled, and as often graciously responded. SYDNEY (CAPE BRETON) DAILY POST. Entertainment given by Falmouth Street Church. Miss Hyde's readings and monologues were exceptionally good, especially the Three Casket Scenes from Shakespeare, and The Cotter's Saturday Night. NIAGRA FALLS (ONT.) RECORD. Return date within six weeks. A large and appreciative audience attended the Scottish Concert in City Hall last night. Miss Agnes Hyde fully sustained her splendid reputation, and responded to repeated encores. It is safe to say that she stands pre-eminent in her chosen profession, and may always feel assured of a hearty welcome to Niagara Falls. WINNIPEG (MANITOBA) FREE PRESS Those who attended the Scotch concert under the auspices of Clan Stewart last evening must have been delighted. The entertainment was exceptionally fine. Miss Hyde's rendering of The Cotter's Saturday Night was masterly, and her humorous selections captivated the audience. Her impersonations were clever in the extreme. She is a host in herself. In the Scotch comedy Clashes Over the Tea-Cups, Miss Hyde was supreme. PORT ARTHUR (ONT.) EVENING CHRONICLE. A delighted audience greeted Miss Hyde in the concert at the City Hall last night. As in her previous visit here the selections of Miss Hyde strongly appealed to her auditors. FORT WILLIAM (ONT.) DAILY TIMES-JOURNAL. Last night's concert, given under the auspices of the Sons of Scotland, is unreservedly pronounced to be the best of its kind ever given here. Miss Hyde drew forth expressions of the greatest admiration. With such entertainers as Miss Hyde there will be a revival of interest to hear renditions of popular poems from a true artist. All press reports of this versatile young woman are fully deserved. THE ARROW, BURKES FALLS, ONT., CAN. Report of concert, St. Andrew's Church. Miss Hyde's rendering of that masterpiece of immortal Burns, The Cotter's Saturday Night, was superb — more, it was perfect. The cotter's home-coming from his daily toil, the glad welcome of wife and family—the supper—the reading of the Bible—the prayer—the dramatic finale, beginning with the words From scenes like these Auld Scotia's grandeur springs—all were depicted with such rare dramatic power and fidelity to detail that not one in the audience failed to grasp the whole of this charming story of simple life in Bonnie Scotland. Miss Hyde was equally brilliant and forceful in her lighter selections, convulsing her audience in Mrs. McPherson's Visit to New York and Exhibition Day in School. Miss Hyde undoubtedly stands in the front rank of elocutionists. She possesses a charming address and a naturalness of manner equally pleasing to her audience. MERRICKVILLE STAR, ONTARIO, CAN. The Grand Concert held in the town hall on Friday evening, was the best in its line given here in a long time. Although Miss Agnes Hyde was a complete stranger to the audience, it only required one number on the programme to make her deservedly popular with every person in the audience. We can truthfully say that never has a better elocutionist appeared in this place. For Terms and Particulars Address: AGNES HYDE WEYMOUTH MASS.
|Title||Agnes Hyde: leading entertainer: Scotch dialect a specialty|
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