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FRANK GUY ARMITAGE, M.A. HUMOROUS ENTERTAINER Figure Presents to New England audiences his very successful program THE LAUGHTER BARRAGE which has been given—with the happiest results—in many countries of Europe, in Canada, and almost every state in the United States of America. FOR DATES AND TERMS APPLY THE REDPATH LYCEUM BUREAU New York, Rochester and Chicago SOME RECENT PRESS CLIPPINGS DAYTON JOURNAL. Ohio. 10th August, 1923. Mr. Armitage who is recognized as one of the masters of his art,…came with good recommendations and filled all promises. Although he was through with his program at 10, having made his appearance on the platform at 8 p. m., it was almost 11 o'clock before the audience would release him. DAYTON NEWS. Ohio. 10th August, 1923. Captain Frank G. Armitage—decorated by King George for valor—presented the season's most original and varied program. THE CHAUTAUQUAN DAILY. N. Y. 21st July, 1923. Instantaneously changing hilarious laughter to thoughtful pathos, Captain Frank Guy Armitage delighted his audience from beginning to end in his recital yesterday afternoon…Captain Armitage is a Dickensian entertainer of rare ability, and his program, 'The Laughter Barrage' provides a wide variety of entertainment…He has the happy faculty of turning the very commonplace moves on the platform into funny turns which provoke whole-hearted laughter from the audience…It is difficult to say which one of the numbers was the best, but it is not difficult to say that Captain Armitage's interpretation of Sydney Carton, in 'A Tale of Two Cities' was most remarkably real. KINGSTON DAILY FREEMAN. N. Y. April 28, 1923. If 'A merry heart doeth good like medicine' then Captain Frank Guy Armitage had Dr. Coué completely outdistanced. (The) program opened with 'Opera as is', one of the most screamingly funny things ever heard in Kingston, with a grain of truth at the bottom that made it all the funnier. The program, which was filled every minute with fun or pathos or entertainment, all of the most refined character such as could be given only by a man of rare culture, a man well born, was brought to an all too quick close… EXTRACT FROM A TYPICAL LETTER OF APPROVAL The Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H., 12th Oct. 1923. DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC …You gave us a fine entertainment and I have heard many flattering comments for you from both Students and Faculty. I have heard nothing on the other side. That, plus the reception which the boys gave you, is the best proof I can offer that your work was highly pleasing and successful—and that before one of the most critical audiences you will ever face… (signed) ROY R. SHREWSBURY. For the especial use of Literary Societies, Women's Clubs, Schools and Colleges, Captain Armitage offers his Lecture-Recital: QUEER FOLKS FROM DICKENS in which he devotes the entire program to an informative talk on the Great Master, and impersonates the Characters found in the works of Charles Dickens. F. G. ARMITAGE AS WILKINS MICAWBER Figure SHYLOCK URIAH HEAP FAGIN MR SQUEERS MRS MCGINTY SYDNEY CARTON MR MICAWBER MR PECKSNIFF FRANK GUY ARMITAGE THE PERSONIFICATION OF VERSATILITY. THE LAUGHTER BARRAGE is a very Miscellaneous — and very Humorous — Program of: DICKENS CHARACTER STUDIES VENTRILOQUISM SKETCHES AT THE PIANO UNUSUAL MAGIC AND OTHER NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES It is Particularly Adapted for A Mixed Audience.
|Title||The Laughter Barrage|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Armitage, Frank Guy|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||4|
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