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FLORA MARIE HAVILAND INTERPRETER OF PLAYS AND LIFE SKETCHES figure Art was given for that God uses us to help each other so, Lending our mind out. — Browning. (Fra Lippo Lippi) Through the art of public reading, the emotions and thoughts of the great writers as well as the joys and sorrows of every day life can be revealed. REPERTOIRE PLAYS ARMS AND THE MAN George Bernard Shaw PATIENCE Gilbert and Sullivan (Original arrangement of the Opera) A DOLL'S HOUSE Henrik Ibsen Scenes from Shakespeare Sketches from Life in Dialect Arrangements from Popular Authors NOTE.—Miss Haviland is a graduate of the School of Expression, Boston S. S. Curry, Ph. D., Litt. D., President RETURN DATES MASSACHUSETTS NEW BEDFORD Eight BROCKTON Three AYER Six FITCHBURG Four SOMERVILLE Four WALTHAM Three MARLBORO Two TAUNTON Three HINGHAM Five HYDE PARK Four ATTLEBORO Two NEW HAMPSHIRE PORTSMOUTH Five NASHUA Four TEMPLE Three CONNECTICUT WILLIMANTIC Two HARTFORD Two NEW LONDON Two RHODE ISLAND PROVIDENCE Two Personal Endorsements NEW YORK (Tuxedo Park) To whom it may concern: During the summer of 1915 I was on a circuit of the Lincoln Chautauquas where in the afternoon and evening Miss Flora Marie Haviland gave readings. Everywhere the audiences were highly pleased. This is not surprising, for Miss Haviland is talented, has a charming personality, great originality, and artistic temperament, with a remarkable range and versatility. I do not hesitate to recommend Miss Haviland for reading and entertaining whether for the Chautauqua or the Lyceum platform. (Capt.) RICHMOND PEARSON HOBSON, (U. S. House of Representatives). The Pilgrim Club is an organization of five hundred men. In ten years these men have been trained to a keen discrimination between spurious, mediocre and real talent. Miss Haviland won instant and complete endorsement at her initial appearance. She has since been engaged seven times by the club and will be secured once or twice a year as long as we can have her. Miss Haviland is a woman of charming personality — thoroughly vital and intelligent in her interpretations, unaffected in her rendition of varied selections. Judging by our experience, she is herself her best advertisement. The more you hear her the more insistent the demand for her reappearance. FRANK E. RAMSDELL , Pastor, North Congregational Church, New Bedford, Mass. Miss Haviland reads with unusual qualities of impersonation. A. Z. CONRAD , Pastor, Park Street Church, Boston, Mass. Miss Flora Marie Haviland has read several times at the Presbyterian church, Hyde Park. Her readings are always chaste and presented with a view to pleasing the most cultured. She has a fine and discriminating sense of humor. Her dramatic representations are natural and unaffected. A. M. MACLEOD , First Presbyterian Church, Hyde Park, Mass. From JOHN G. NORTHDURFT , Sec'y, Dollar Savings Asso., New Castle, Pennsylvania. Keep up your sunshine wherever you go. Personalities like yours are what we want. Recent Press Notices MASSACHUSETTS CLINTON (Courant). The continuity of the program was made complete by Miss Haviland's classic and humorous readings between the song periods. Her readings were artistically perfect and her stage presence most charming. TAUNTON (Gazette). Miss Haviland entertains Odd Fellows. Delightful program is rendered by talented Boston young woman at the Fair. The Odd Fellows' fair opened last evening with a delightful half hour of readings and impersonations by Miss Flora Marie Haviland of Boston. The King Philip lodge is to be congratulated on securing an artist with such a charming voice and presence and possessing such a rare sense of humor. Her ability in pantomime and dancing in the Nicodemus Quadrille made a decided hit with the audience. MASSACHUSETTS QUINCY (Ledger). At the St. John Parochial School Miss Haviland read Paddy the Piper, an Irish story by Samuel Lover, in which she brought out all the beauty and richness of the Irish brogue. WALTHAM (Free Press). Miss Haviland selects for her readings pieces imbued with human sympathy. She is a capable actress and a gifted impersonator, and all her work is done with a sincerity that is refreshing to behold. AYER (News). The encores showed the appreciation of the audience. The reader, Miss Haviland, fairly took her audience by storm. She had a program calling for a wide range of expression and she responded to recalls over and over again until it seemed as if there were no end to her repertoire and her skill and ability of expression. MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON. At the Ruggles Street Baptist Church, Boston, Miss Flora M. Haviland gave an afternoon of songs and readings. Miss Haviland can reveal every emotion through her rich, musical voice. MOTHERS' CLUB , Ruggles Street Baptist Church. FITCHBURG (Sentinel). Miss Havlland, the reader, was given an especially enthusiastic reception and proved an entertainer and impersonator of more than usual merit. NEW BEDFORD (Standard). The readings of Miss Haviland deserve particular mention, since she gave a number of difficult readings in a charming manner which led to her being encored repeatedly. Her last reading of Life Sketches was especially well received, and her response to the encores with an Italian piece was peculiarly apt and witty. The reading of When 'Ma' Is Away was perhaps the best selection in some ways since it showed her versatility to the best advantage. HINGHAM (Journal). Monday night was the scene of a very sociable affair at Masonic Hall, the occasion being the celebration of the third anniversary of the Chapter. Miss Haviland's selections were new and highly amusing. She displayed rare talent and sweetness and combined with her own personality, gave to her audience an exhibition seldom equalled in Hingham. EAST WEYMOUTH. The Men's Club were entertained with readings given by Miss Flora Marie Haviland at the Clapp Memorial Building. Miss Haviland has a sense of humor that is almost unexcelled, and she keeps her audience constantly amused. MEN'S CLUB . NEW HAMPSHIRE PORTSMOUTH (Herald). This was Miss Haviland's fourth appearance in Portsmouth this season, and needless to state, she captivated her audience and held them spell-bound from beginning to end and received hearty applause, to which she was forced to encore each time. Her work in the arrangement from Patience, was very fascinating and high grade. OHIO WELLSTON (Sentinel). Miss Haviland, the reader on the Lincoln Chautauqua Circuit was loudly applauded after each selection and her presentation of Dick Hawley made a decided hit with her listeners. NEW COMERSTOWN (Index). The second day of the Lincoln Chautauqua presented Flora Marie Haviland with Ye Olde New England Choir. Miss Haviland held her audience, making them cry as easily as she made them laugh. OHIO LOUISVILLE (Herald). Flora Marie Haviland, reader, was entertained by the Sisters of Charity at the convent. Before leaving Miss Haviland read for the orphans and Sisters and was greatly enjoyed. DEFIANCE (Cresent-News). The quartet, with Miss Flora Marie Haviland as reader and pianist, were deserving of the hearty applause their entertainment brought forth. RIPLEY (Bee). Miss Flora Marie Haviland, entertainer, gave several humorous readings which were highly appreciated by the audience. SHELBY (Daily Globe). Miss Haviland's reading was excellent, and moved many of the audience to tears with her pathetic attempts of Big Dan to supply the place in Danny's life left vacant by the death of his mother. Her reading was of the kind that makes the hearer forget the Chautauqua tent and platform and see little Danny in his father's arms as the father brokenly tried to sing the lullaby that the mother had used to sing Danny to sleep. She then dried all the teardrops with a delightful little humorous selection, The Nicodemus Quadrille, in which she showed a masterful ability in the use of the Negro dialect. Miss Haviland certainly secured for herself a warm place in the hearts of the Shelby people. BELLEVILLE (Messenger). Their reader, Miss Haviland, was one of the best that has appeared here in a long time, her work being free from affectation or mannerisms. UHRICHSVILLE AND DENNISON (Evening Chronicle) Miss Haviland proved herself an elocutionist of unusual ability. WEST VIRGINIA KEYSER (Mountain Echo). The readings of Flora Marie Haviland were enjoyed by all present. MOUNDSVILLE (Journal). After the afternoon concert of the Lincoln Chautauqua, Flora Marie Haviland, reader, together with other artists, went to the Moundsville States Prison where they entertained more than five hundred prisoners. Miss Haviland brought great joy to the prisoners with her readings and kept them laughing with her comic impersonations. MARYLAND FROSTBURG (Spirit). One of the most enjoyable numbers of the program was the reading of Miss Cherry Blossom given by Flora Marie Haviland.
|Title||Flora Marie Haviland: interpreter of plays and life sketches|
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|Personal Name Subject||Haviland, Flora Marie|
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