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HEDLEY HEPWORTH Presents IMMORTAL CHARACTERS OF DICKENS Hedley Hepworth, the British actor on the platform and generally regarded as the foremost authority on Dickens will present dramatic impersonations of characters created by the great novelist. The program is in make-up and he portrays such wellknown figures as Micawber, Uriah Heep, Sydney Carton and Scrooge. figure MICAIVBER PEGGOTTY FAGIN SYDNEY GARTON URIAH HEEP SCROOGE HEDLEY HEPWORTH INTERPRETER of DLCKENS' IMMORTALS HEDLEY HEPWORTH Presents IMMORTAL CHARACTERS FROM FICTION HEDLEY HEPWORTH'S art is an established fact for American audiences. His return date record is remarkable and few dramatic programs have been received with greater enthusiasm in the long history of the drama on the platform. Ern Shaw, famous British cartoonist who drew the Dickens sketch on the front page is a close friend of Hepworth. On a recent visit to Europe, Mr. Hepworth appeared before the International Conference of the Dickens Fellowship in England and was given an ovation. In Paris, he gave a complete Dickens program for the Association des Professeurs de Langues Vivanted de la Seine. He scored a CONTINENTAL HIT. GREAT FICTIONAL CHARACTERS PROGRAM … For his school program Mr. Hepworth will include selections from other famous writers as well as from Dickens unless the straight Dickens repertoire is requested. Some of these writers will be represented: Alfred Noyes, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, James Hilton, Victor Hugo, etc. It is interesting to note that the British Secret Service made good use of Mr. Hepworth's dramatic and impersonation talents during the war. For eighteen months he 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. Hepworth also was one of the most popular entertainers to appear before the British soldiers. At a Pre-Vue given before the Advisory Board of the School Assembly Service his program was received with overwhelming enthusiasm by school men and students alike. A thousand students literally cheered every character presented. HIGHEST PRAISE FOR HEDLEY HEPWORTH Evanston, Ill., The Drama Club Enthusiastic approval. Special mention was made of the artistic use of material, the excellent use of the English language, the perfection of technique as shown in facial make-up and in the use of his voice. Rockford, Ill., Teachers Institute, P. S. Conklin Comments heard were favorable and enthusiastic. He gave an excellent performance. Kansas City, Mo., Optimist Club Very, very good. Everyone was delighted and humorously entertained. Omaha, Neb., Benson H. S., Mary McNamara Knows how to hold pupils' attention, how to teach them and how to entertain them. Milwaukee, Wis., Kiwanis Club One of the most enjoyable programs we have had all year. DeKalb, Ill., Illinois State Normal University, Dr. W. V. O'Connell He gave us a most artistic program in a very entertaining and instructive manner. Peoria, Ill., Bradley University Excellent. He was very well received here and we look forward to having him back next year. Ft. Collins, Colo., Colorado A. & M. College One of the finest programs ever given at the college. We wish to ask for a return engagement at the earliest opportunity. Indianapolis, Ind., Rotary Club, Wilber T. Gruber Made a very fine impression upon the audience of more than 400. An adroit showman who builds his program up to a climax.
|Title||Hedley Hepworth: presents immortal characters of Dickens|
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|Personal Name Subject||Hepworth, Hedley|
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