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1916 Grace Sage Figure Figure GRACE SAGE AS A READER AND INTERPRETER OF PLAYS MISS SAGE HAS PROVEN HERSELF TO BE AN ARTIST OF ABILITY—ABILITY COUPLED WITH CHARM, INTELLECT AND GOOD TASTE. HER DRAMATIC SENSE AND POWER OF IMPERSONATION ENABLE HER TO PORTRAY HER CHARACTERS WITH REMARKABLE DISTINCTNESS AND IT IS DUE TO THESE RARE QUALITIES THAT SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO PRESENT HER PROGRAMS WITH SUCH MARKED SUCCESS REPERTOIRE ROMANCE Edward Sheldon In recent days no piece by an American playwright has held the British stage as long as Edward Sheldon's play Romance. It has now appeared continuously in London for more than two years. The story is delightful with gay humor, pathos and moments of intense dramatic interest. COUSIN KATE Hubert Henry Davies A sparkling Comedy in three acts. DIVORCONS Victorien Sardou and Emile DeNajac A clever comedy of married life with a happy ending. OLD LADY 31 Louise Forsslund A story that touches the heart. It keeps the lips smiling while the eyes are wet. WAR-BRIDES Marion Craig Wentworth A powerful peace play in one act. MICE AND MEN Marguerite Riley A romantic Comedy. PEG O' MY HEART J. Hartley Manners A Comedy in three acts. DADDY-LONG-LEGS Jean Webster A Comedy in four acts. MADAME BUTTERFLY John Luther Long A Japanese story full of beauty and pathos. Figure LETTERS AND NOTICES With truth and enthusiasm I can endorse Miss Grace Sage's dramatic entertainment as among the most pleasing of all our lady readers.—Rachel Noah France. (Formerly associated in leading parts with Edwin Booth, Lawrence Barrett, Joseph Jefferson, Mary Anderson and other world-renowned actors.) My dear Miss Sage:— Everybody, teachers and girls, are talking about your recital last night, saying to me that they enjoyed it exceedingly. Let us all thank you, then, for coming to us and we hope that you will come again. Very sincerely yours, GEORGE F. JEWETT. Mount Ida School for Girls, Newton, Mass. Miss Grace Sage gave to a large audience in our Assembly Hall an evening's program from Madame Butterfly. During the year we have not had a more pleasing entertainment than the program given by this delightful reader.—Y.W.C.A. Chicago, Ill. Dear Miss Sage:— All the Westwood people who heard you at the Overbrook Club have said so much in praise that all who were not present are sure they missed the most enjoyable event of the season.—John Habberton. Having known Miss Sage for several years past, it affords me special pleasure to state that she is a reader of unusual charm and ability. It is a pleasure to recommend her to any committee.—John A. Mead, ExGovernor of Vermont. Miss Grace Sage appeared before a large audience at Central Congregational Church, Brooklyn, and gave a splendid and artistic reading in which her dramatic power was shown with fine reserve and balance, which greatly pleased all present.—Rev. S. Parkes Cadman, Pastor. My Dear Miss Sage:— All thoroughly enjoyed your rendering of Cousin Kate, and I am sure you must have felt that we were not only spell-bound, but fairly captivated. Be assured that these words are but a faint expression of our appreciation of you.—Oliver P. Schneeweiss, Harvard Club, Roselle, N. J. Dear Miss Sage:— In your interpretation of Peg O' My Heart before our Chautauqua Assembly last evening you made a tremendous hit. Our people were more than delighted with you. It was a real privilege to hear you. I am truly glad you came. This letter is simply voicing the sentiment of those who heard you. Your splendid work was quickly recognized and fully appreciated. I assure you I hope to have the pleasure of seeing and hearing you again some time in the future. Sincerely yours, GEORGE W. SPENCER, Secretary of Rockwell City, Iowa, Chautauqua. Miss Grace M. Sage recently appeared before our student body and a select audience of visitors as an entertainer under the auspices of the Philomathean Fraternity of Pennington Seminary at their fifty-first anniversary. We have had many entertainers and lecturers and also impersonators visit our school during the year, but I do not think I overstate the verdict of this critical audience when I say that Miss Sage had the most gifted and winning powers of impersonation of any who have appeared on our platform. Schools and societies who desire the service of a first-class artist who is also a charming and modest young woman can well afford to secure the services of Miss Sage.—Frank MacDaniel. Miss Grace Sage entertained the Lynn Women's Club Tuesday afternoon with a reading of Romance, a play in three acts by Edward Sheldon. Miss Sage proved herself a master in the art of character interpretation.— Lynn, Mass. Evening Item. The reading by Miss Grace Sage at the Providence Woman's Club, Wednesday afternoon consisted of a singularly successful interpretation of Edward Sheldon's play, Romance. Her work was greeted with enthusiastic applause from a large audience.— The Providence R. I. Journal. Daintily and beautifully and yet with strength and power Miss Grace Sage proves herself to be an artist of rare talent and exceptional training. She has a beautiful voice. Youth, beauty and unconscious grace that comes only from a perfect technique.— Schnectady, N.Y. Gazette. It was about a year ago that Miss Sage appeared before the Tuesday Club in an afternoon recital at the home of Mrs. Walter Frye, and so charmed were they with her excellent work, that she was induced to come again. She gave for her hearers the play Romance which is a story within a story, and as she depicted the various characters, they seemed to see them standing before them in very person and they listened with almost breathless interest as the tale unfolded. Altogether it was a most delightful and successful affair.— Marlboro, Mass., Daily Enterprise. Miss Sage made her third appearance in Binghamton last evening. Her work in Jean Webster's play Daddy Long Legs was delightful. She is a young woman of unusual talent and beauty.— Binghamton, N. Y. Press. Miss Grace Sage, impersonator, of New York City, appeared before a crowded house at the Y. M. C. A. New Year's night. As a reader she is delightful— Wilkes Barre (Penn.) News. A charming reader.— Boston Transcript. The Japanese play, Madame Butterfly, received a worthy rendering by Miss Grace Sage, in Steinert Hall, last evening. She made the heart-broken little Japanese wife a very real personage, and moved her audience more than once to tears.— Christian Science Monitor, Boston, Mass. She has an appreciation of dramatic values that few readers who have been heard here can equal.— Concord (N. H.) Evening Journal. An exquisite rendition of the opera Madame Butterfly was given by Miss Grace Sage in the Myrtle Room of the Waldorf-Astoria last evening. Her work was finished and artistic in every detail.— New York Sun. Miss Sage is a charming reader, whose manner is unusually easy, graceful and sympathetic. She pleased her audience at once.— Newport News, Newport, R. I. The recital of Peg O' My Heart given by Miss Grace Sage at the Copley Plaza yesterday afternoon was well attended. Miss Sage is a reader of unusual ability from whom we may expect great things.— Boston Globe. Romance, Edward Sheldon's play of throbbing human sentiment, gay humor and pathos, proved an excellent medium for Grace Sage in her recital at the parish house last night. With Rutland's favorite reader transforming the rostrum into a very theatre of romance, the evening was charmingly rounded out.— Rutland Vt., Herald.
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|Personal Name Subject||Sage, Grace|
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