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1926? Figure Figure Announcing the Appearance of ZELLNER In A New Protean Presentation The Modern Tempo Is Expressed In This New Protean Presentation By ZELLNER Color, Speed, Variety, Comedy, Glamour, Romance, and Drama combine to form A Production of Originality and Distinction ZSELLNER Presents an Innovation in Modern Entertainment in this new dramatic art-form. With due regard for the best tenets of the art-theatre, he has combined something of the power and dignity of the traditional with the color and tempo of the modern. The simplicity and consummate finish of his acting stamp him as the mature artist. A fine sense of dramatic values and a broad experience in the dramatic field have enabled him to offer this review of comedy and dramatic character scenes in a solo performance that is unusual in conception and in manner of presentation. HIS Comedy Characters — whether drawn with broad, flat strokes or etched in delicate detail, are swift, breezy, human, wholesome and sparkling. His Skipper of the Toonerville Trolley, Huckleberry Finn, Mrs. Finklestein and Abe Martin have become classics. His newest series, the Seven Ages, is a blending of farce and satire in an exquisite travesty. MAGNIFICENT Characters of Romance, History and the Scriptures, appear in a succession of powerful dramatic scenes. Whether it is the portrayal of an unusual character or the revealing of a familiar figure in an unusual light, the effect is electrifying. Such distinctive figures as Benvenuto Cellini, Francois Villon, Socrates, Richard III, Faust, Mephistopheles, Benedict Arnold, John Brown and Robert E. Lee appear with such vivid reality that the beholder is transported out of the present and into realms of romance and the colorful past. No one who has ever felt the gripping power expressed in the remorseful Judas, the fervent Peter, the wrathful Moses or the magnificent Saul of Tarsus, can ever forget the acting of Zellner. ADISTINCTLY European Craft — Protean Make-Up — has been developed by Zellner and combined with his ability as an actor to a degree of perfection nowhere equalled in this country. Only prodigious labor and years of training have enabled him to achieve a skill that seems more magic than effort. His changes — including even his most elaborate costumes — average only thirty seconds. — Some require but six seconds. The Faust-Mephistopheles transformation is made almost instantaneously. Characters appear out of the dark in a blaze of light almost as if by miraculous power. Scene follows scene with a fluid rhythm and freedom from effort. THE Special Stage Settings are in keeping with the splendor of this production. The costumes and imported wigs are the finest to be obtained. The student of stagecraft will find in his color-lighting equipment a marvel of completeness and compactness. A variety of spotlights in both brilliant and diffused shades of red, orange, amber, blue and innumerable combinations give to each scene a distinct atmosphere. The student of painting will discover not only advanced styles of stage lighting, but original and authentic portrait lightings as well. WE offer in this New Type of Dramatic Presentation the combined efforts of actor, artist and craftsman, in a skillful fusion of many arts. One can not feel the power of this performance without joining in the acclaim that has placed this work in the unique position it occupies in the world of dramatic art. Whether one approaches it as the connoisseur of entertainment or as a student of literature and art this production affords a rare satisfaction. Under Management of ELLISON-WHITE CELEBRITY BUREAU STUDIO BUILDING PORTLAND, OREGON Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Zellner as Saul of Tarsus Under Management of ELLISON-WHITE CELEBRITY BUREAU, Portland, Ore.
|Title||Zellner: in a new protean presentation|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Zellner, J.W.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
|Contributing Institution||University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.|
|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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|Number of Pages||3|
|Digitization Specifications||Scanned at 600 dpi, 32-bit color. Master image available in tiff format.|