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Hedley Hepworth Pnesents His World-Renowned ONE MAN THEATRE PROGRAMS HUMOR - PATHOS - TRAGEDY from the world's great writers. Few programs have been received with such enthusiasm during the long history of drama on the platform. A Hit in the British Isles A Hit in Canada Now an outstanding Hit in U.S.A. figure HEDLEY HEPWORTH Proudly Presents His ONE MAN THEATRE HEDLEY HEPWORTH, distinguished dramatist of British birth and education and generally considered England's most celebrated Actor-of-the-Platform has travelled far and wide in order to obtain authentic background for his characters. He has recently returned from a tour in Italy. In London, Mr. Hepworth had the honor of presenting his inimitable interpretation of the immortal Scrooge before a grandaughter of Charles Dickens. In Paris, he gave a performance for the Association des Professeurs de Langues de Ia Seine. He scored a CONTINENTAL HIT. It is interesting to note that the British Secret Service made good use of Hepworth's impersonation talents during the war. For eighteen months this man of many faces impersonated a British stevedore, making the pubs to find out if sailors and others were talking out of turn. Not once was his disguise discovered. Included in the programs are amusing tales and interesting characters collected by Hepworth while visiting the old English Inns and Taverns. Lmmortal Characters From Jiction FROM A REPERTOIRE OF MANY MASTERPIECES HEDLEY HEPWORTH will SELECT and present complete impersonations of Dickensian characters such as Micawber, Uriah Heep, Sidney Carton and Scrooge. Powerful Shakespearian personalities as Shylock, Wolsey and Hamlet. James Hilton's world beloved creation Mr. Chips and Robert Louis Stevenson's, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, etc. OTHER SELECTIONS are taken from the works of Alfred Noyes, Edgar Allan Poe, George Eliot, Henry Newbolt, John Drinkwater, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Southey, Leigh Hunt, Victor Hugo and Kipling. THESE OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS OF GREAT CHARACTERS BROUGHT TO LIFE and enjoyed by old and young are at once educational, literary and at the same time highly entertaining — packed with fun and good humor. The characters are paraded, pagent-like, before our eyes. These unforgetable creatures from all walks of life — hypocrites, eccentrics, misers, the pompous, the beloved, the high and the low — are all portrayed with rare understanding. The background of each character is carefully explained before being impersonated in costume and make-up, changes being made in full view of the audience. So consummate are these portrayals that the characters appear to step from the printed page and live. Mr. Hepworth's art is an established fact with the American people. From the moment the curtain rises to the termination of his show audiences have been held spellbound from coast to coast. His return date record is remarkable. HIGHEST PRAISE FOR HEDLEY HEPWORTH Detroit, Mich., Town Hall, Harry C. Heffner . . . His performance was wonderful and all our members are enthusiastic about it. Oxford, Ohio, Miami University, Arthur C. Wickenden The general impression as to Hedley Hepworth was—A highly interesting and finished performance. A number of students came forward and voiced their appreciation with real enthusiasm. Trenton, N. J., Contemporary Club, B. A. Eldridge, Pro. Chairman The club members were so enthusiastic in their praise of Mr. Hepworth's program. Few artists have appeared before us, who have received such flattering comments. York, Pa., Woman's Club, Katherine Shorey, Secy. His dramatic art is perfect. Completely charmed us. Little Rock, Ark., Senior High School, J. W. Matthews. Excellent program. We were well satisfied. Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana, Charles C. Mather HEDLEY HEPWORTH was well received both as an artist and as a charming person. Troy, N. Y., Russell Sage College, Mrs. Ruth A. Damon Enthusiastic comments have come in from various sources. For many of the young people, Dickens will no longer be a writer of heavy tomes written in fine print and placed on the required reading list; instead, his characters will be immortal. Tacoma, Washington, Knife & Fork Club, C. R. Edrington, Secy-Treas. We thoroughly enjoyed Hedley Hepworth's offering and the writer has heard a great many nice compliments on his very fine impersonations. Lewistown, Ill. County Teachers Institute, Howard M. Leinbaugh, County Supt. of Schools HEDLEY HEPWORTH was very, very good. More than pleased with program. He made a fine impression upon the audience of more than 500 teachers. Kirksville, Mo., State Teachers College, [v]rs. Wilma R. Salier Greatly enjoyed by both students and faculty. Mr. Hepworth is one of the finest attractions we have had on our assembly programs for some time. Ripon, Wisc. Ripon College, W. J. Peterman Hedley Hepworth was excellent. The student body and faculty were pleased with his generous contributions to our academic life. Thank you so very much for an outstanding program. Lincoln, Mass., Bemis Lecture Course, Mabel H. Todd A most enjoyable evening; very different from anything we've had before. Mr. Hepworth has a very easy approach with the audience. The young people particularly were truly interested in his vivid portrayals. Memphis, Tenn. Goodwyn Institute, Dr. J. B. George, Director Hedley Hepworth was the greatest dramatist that has appeared on our program in many years. Billings, Mont. Eastern Mon. Normal School Our students said it was the best program of the year. Mr. Hepworth graciously met with our acting class and discussed the art of acting in a helpful manner. He is a very congenial person and was well liked. Lincoln, Nebr. Thursday Morning Lecture Club, Mrs. Knute O. Broady In the audience of three hundred women I heard only pleased comment. The hour was over too soon! Many of us wish to hear him again. Vermillion, So. Dak., University of South Dakota, Wm. H. Batson The best program we had during the summer. His delineation of character was superb and he kept our audience amused and highly entertained from beginning to end. Pontiac, Mich., Pontiac Kiwanis Club, A. K. Oakley Hedley Hepworth was excellent. His impersonations were very realistic. The attention from audience was 100%. Ft. Collins, Colo., Colorado A. & M. College, M. Warner Miller One of the finest programs ever given at the college. We wish to ask for a return engagement at the earliest opportunity.
|Title||Hedley Hepworth: presents his world-renowned one man theatre|
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|Personal Name Subject||Hepworth, Hedley|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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