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192? Figure Kathleen Scott Catherine Denny Costume Stories—Dances—Pantomimes Characters from Story Books KATHLEEN SCOTT AND CATHERINE DENNY MISSES Kathleen Scott and Catherine Denny, talented juvenile entertainers, in their Characters from Story Books have arranged an extraordinarily clever and unique children's entertainment, consisting of Mother Goose characters, presented in costume-readings and pantomime; folk and classic dances; readings for children from such well-known authors as Robert Louis Stevenson, Eugene Field, Edmund Vance Cooke, James Whitcomb Riley and Marjorie Benton Cooke, together with an interesting playlet, Princess Rose and the Old Witch Necessity. These two young women are in great demand for entertainments before schools, clubs and organizations interested in juvenile work; and in their repertoire are included programs suitable for special occasions and holiday seasons. Miss Scott and Miss Denny are both character delineators and interpretative dancers. Miss Denny studied at the Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet School. Characters from Story Books entertains children of all ages. Transported to the Land of Childhood, their imaginative faculties revel in the sayings and doings of the quaintly-garbed people of story-book lore. In my Chautauqua experience, I have yet to see or hear a program that made such a marked impression on its auditors. While it has novelty, it also possesses the necessary merit that makes it worth while. Novelty sometimes appeals to a popular audience, but novelty and art are both combined in this offering. Although arranged for a juvenile audience, it meets with hearty response from adults as well. In my humble judgment, this program is an innovation in children's work. —Sidney W. Landon, Entertainer. One of the features of the Redpath Seven Day Circuit was the special children's program given by the Misses Scott and Denny. Their impersonations, dances and sketches showed a versatility, originality and charm that is difficult to describe. Their work delighted the grown-ups as well as the children. —John F. Chambers, General Superintendent, Seven Day Circuit, Redpath Chautauquas. Two slips of girls, Kathleen Scott and Catherine Denny, so tiny and elfinlike as to make it difficult to realize that they are dignified grown-up young ladies, offer a most enjoyable program entitled 'Characters from Story Books.' The program is well named, for we see 'Little Miss Muffett,' 'Little Boy Blue,' 'Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary' and the 'Old Witch,' acting out their stories before our wondering eyes. Together with dances and readings the Misses Scott and Denny unfold a program so delicately wrought and fairylike that children and their elders are transported to 'Mother Goose' days, and for a time forget the workaday world. There can be no doubt but that these young women, who wrote and staged their program unaided, will be figures to reckon with on the Chautauqua platform from now on.— The Lyceum Magazine. 'Little Boy Blue,' 'Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,' 'Master Jack Horner's and other little folks from the 'Land of Childhood,' came to the Chautauqua Saturday morning to the delight of more than three hundred Columbus children. Kathleen Scott and Catherine Denny, two charming juvenile entertainers from Chicago, brought joy to the hearts of the children by their clever impersonations of the well-known characters from 'Mother Goose'.— Columbus, Ga., Ledger.
|Title||Kathleen Scott, Catherine Denny: "characters from story books"|
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|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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