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Portrait by Paul Hesse New York Times, Brooks AtkinsonPay suitable attention to Joe Callaway.New York Daily Mirror, Robt. ColemanOutstanding!Newark Star Leader Brilliant performer.Miami Daily NewsHe provided a continuum fabric of laughter; was enthusiastically received.The Oklahoma City TimesCallaway turns loose a cyclone of laughs!Honolulu AdvertiserJoe Callaway knows his theater, views it with insight, treats it with rare humor and understanding.Superior, Wis., The Evening TelegramCallaway in his Shakespearean roles held his audience SPELLBOUND.Stockton, Calif., Record For theater-lovers unable to see the new Productions, Callaway's lecture afforded an interesting and entertaining insight into some of the current Broadway successes. His talent for characterization was put to excellent use, and his lecture was not only informative, but highly entertaining. Here Is a Brilliant Young Actor, Critic and Director of Stage, Screen, TV and Radio, who Is a Smash Hit on the Platform JOE CALLAWAYBEST YOUNG LECTURER ON THE THEATER TODAY A many-sided genius, who brings to the Platform the rich background of the stage, the screen, TV and radio. Martha Scott, with whom Callaway has appeared in a dozen plays says: Joe Callaway brings to the lecture platform the wit of a comedian, the knowledge of a director and the perception of a critic; for he has been superb in all three. THE REDPATH BUREAU Kimball Building Chicago 4, Ill. Phone: Harrison 7-8723 THE REDPATH BUREAU HOWARD HIGGINS507 Rockingham Street Rochester 20, New York Telephone: Hillside 1747 JOE CALLAWAY JOE CALLAWAY IS MR. BROADWAY. Here is a topflight comedian with a rich background of the stage, screen, TV, and radio who has made nine successful coast-to-coast tours. On a year's tour of Europe, audiences applauded him in fourteen countries. He began his stage career of over 6,000 performances in both classical and modern productions as a protege of DeWolf Hopper. Among the Broadway stars with whom Callaway has shared honors as actor or director are-Dennis King, Victor Jory, Judith Evelyn, McDonald Carey, Arthur Kennedy and Peter Cookson. He was featured in sixteen different Shakespearean plays as a member of the famous Globe Theater Company, which played to 2,000,000 people at the Chicago, San Diego, Dallas and New York World Fairs, and appeared in New York in four plays directed by Margaret Webster. Callaway directed a stock company at Miami Beach. He also directed the San Diego Community Theater, and the Marquette Summer Theater, which le founded and subsequently managed for four years. Recently, he has directed and been featured with outstanding eastern summer theaters. In radio he has directed over 150 plays and has acted with Jean Hersholt and other stars of NBC and CBS. JOE CALLAWAY'S MOST POPULAR PROGRAMS PLAY PARADE Great scenes from great comedies and comedy-dramas. Joe Callaway needs no stage, no costume to recreate for his audience the fun, the pathos, the sparkle of a clown, a !over, a wit-a multicolored parade of memorable characters. In an hour crammed with contrasting roles, his program of scenes offers the best in dramatic fare off Broadway today. BROADWAY PLAY BY PLAY Mr. Callaway sees all of the Broadway shows and his recreation of scenes from the current favorites and classical revivals never fails to delight and amuse his audiences. No other lecturer on the platform today is able to combine acting with criticism with such effectiveness. Broadway Play by Play brings BROADWAY to you. Each season completely new. A return-date-getter. SHAKESPEARE A LA MODE With splendid acting and illuminating comments, Callaway makes Shakespeare vivid, refreshing and delightful when he enacts scenes from such plays as JULIUS CAESAR, AS YOU LIKE IT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, HAMLET and MACBETH, as well as the final scene from Christopher Marlowe's DR. FAUSTUS. Callaway has probably acted in more Shakespearean performances for his age than any actor who has ever lived. Presents Shakespeare as the magnificent, human entertainer he really was. HIGHEST PRAISE FOR JOE CALLAWAY Evergreen, Washington State CollegeCallaway left the campus in an hilarious uproar over his devastating amusing presentations from Broadway.The Daily Star. Winsdor, OntarioWinsdor playgoers gave an ovation to tall, handsome Joe Callaway, whose portrayal of choice roles currently attracting Broadway audiences sparked his informal lecture.Margaret Webster, Broadway DirectorHe is an actor of exceptional talent.Towson. Md., Woman's Club, Mrs. Frank ShramekExcellent. Even surpassed his program for us last year.Chicago Sun-Times, John William RogersCallaway presents Shakespeare without tears. He is not only sensitive to Shakespeare, the poet, but is exceedingly well qualified to evoke Shakespeare the man of the theater.Evanston Drama Club, Mrs. Ethel BarberMost gratifying. Callaway's manner and his matter were highly acceptable. He displayed real artistry.U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerece, Paul Bagwell, Past PresidentJoe Callaway is a sure-fire entertainment for regular service club meetings or special occasions.Kirksville, Mo., Teachers Institute, Eli C. MittlerExactly what we wanted for our Thursday evening program. It was thoroughly entertaining.Rochester, N.Y. Ad Club, Glenn C. Morrow, Executive SecretaryThe newspaper review summed it up for all of us: The hour went by lightning-fast. His is a talent of very high order.Chicago Drama Club, Mrs. Carl Winters, Program ChairmanMrs. Callaway has such a delightfully informal approach and such a fine personality that he held an enthusiastic audience in rapt attention.State Teachers College, Eau Claire, Wis.Informative, dynamic and entertaining. He won and held his audience.School Women's Club. Toledo, O., Mrs. Ralph MerickelIt was his sixth appearance before our group and we are looking forward to his seventh next year.
|Title||Joe Callaway: "Best young lecturer on the theater today"|
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|Personal Name Subject||Callaway, Joe A.|
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