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Figure T. Marion Crawford Impersonator & Lecturer Figure Announcement T. Marion Crawford stands in the front rank as impersonator of the modern drama. To reach this position one must have preparation, natural ability and a wide experience. Mr. Crawford has all these A thorough college preperation, a splendid voice, an excellent facial expression, a deep emotional nature; a broad experience as a teacher of oratory in colleges, both in the East and the West; having given over fifteen hundred public entertainments during the past fourteen years in fifteen different states, all combine to give him his undisputed position. Travel and observation has also given Mr. Crawford a deep insight into human nature, which enables him to adapt himself to any audience. He enters thoroughly into the spirit of the character to be impersonated, and whether it be an old man or woman, an awkward country boy, a cultured lady or the monster Nero, the people can see at once the character before them. He has entered the lecture field with a lecture, Nuggets of Gold, which is giving general sat isfaction. Societies and lecture course committees will find Mr. Crawford an artist in his work. Peaceful Valley Characters Impersonated HOSEA HOWE a student who waits JONATHAN FORD a country landlord WARD ANDREWS one of the many MR. RAND of Wall street Charlie Rand his son JACK FAQUHAR at heart a gentleman WILSON the hired man VIRGINIA RAND Mr. Rand's daughter MRS. HOWE Hosea's mother MARTHA his sister ACT I. The Ayrtrop House, White Mountains, Summertime He just dropped in on mother. ACT II. Hosea's home in Peaceful Valley and the perpendieular farm. I'm going to New York if I have to walk every step of the way. ACT III. The following summer. The best room at Mrs. Howe's. Peaceful Valley is a story of simple New England life. The Sign of the Cross By WILSON BARRETT Characters Impersonated Nero, emperor of Rome, Strabo Marcus Superbus, prefect of Rome, Servilius “Spies Tigellinus, councellor to Nero, Mercia, a Christian girl Glabrio Poppaea Empress of Rome Philodemus “Patricians Berenice Favius Dacia Patricians Titus “Christians Ancaria a Dancer ACT I. Scene 1.—A street. Scene 2—Front of Dacia's house. Scene 3—A public square. ACT II. Scene 1—Grove near Cestian bridge. Scene 2—Home of Berenice. ACT III. Scene 1—Porch of Nero's Palace. Scene 2—Marcus' Home. ACT IV. Scene 1—Audience chamber. Nero's palace. Scene 2—A public place. Scene 3—The amphitheatre. The Sign of the Cross is a story of Rome dealing with the persecutions of the Christians in the time of Nero. Nuggets of Gold (New) A Lecture Entertainment This lecture is prepared to entertain and inspire little boys and girls, young men and women, and fathers and mothers to think better, to act better and to live better. Figure Personal and Press Tributes Kansas Salina, Kansas, August 31, 1910. I have heard with pleasure Mr. T. Marion Crawford's lecture entitled Nuggets of Gold. It is a mosaic of clear cut thoughts on subjects of the greatest importance to the American people. It is well to consider them. Mr. Crawford's well known ability as an impersonator and platform speaker enables him to present the ore in his nuggets in a way to make them shine with attractiveness and real worth. They are valuable treasures of the mind and heart. Geo. F. Fort, Pastor First Methodist Episcopal Church. The Ladies Aid entertainment at the M. E. church, Saturday night, rendered by T. Marion Crawford, impersonator and lecturer, was a decided success, and those who missed it are to be sympathized with, for the way the gentleman handled his different subjects was interesting from start to finish, and the subject. Nuggets of Gold was filled with bright thoughts and original sayings and poems galore that were appropriate and timely with each subject. His facial expressions were perfect, and all those in attendance vote him one of the best ever listened to in Palmer.— The Palmer Index Sept. 30, 1910. Salina, Kansas, August 31, 1910. I have had the pleasure of listening to T. Marion Crawford in his lecture, Nuggets of Gold. I found the lecture very interesting and entertaining. A lecture in which is combined mirth and pathos, alternating in such an ingenious way, that it cannot help but be a treat for any one to hear. I commend it highly. T. W. Roach, Pres. Kansas Wesleyan Business College. Salina, Kansas, September 1st, 1910. I have heard Mr. T. Marion Crawford's lecture, Nuggets of Gold, with much profit. It is a lecture for the common people. The issues discussed are fundamental, and they are put in a c'ear, concise, forceful way. Geo. N. Knight, Prof. of Biology and Geology K. W. U. I have heard Prof. T. Marion Crawford's lecture, Nuggets of Gold. It is sane, sensible and uplifting. It will be a benefit to any community to hear this lecture. M. G. Terry, Pastor M. E. church, Ransom, Kan. Scott City, Kan., Sept. 8,1910. Mr. T. Marion Crawford, Salina, Kan. Dear Brother—Having heard your lecture on Nuggets of Gold, delivered at the First Church of Christ, this city, I desire to express my appreciation. You most certainly have a message worthy of a hearing in this age. You deal with living questions in a way to commend them to the most refined society. I can oly wish for you large audiences to hear as you bring this wealth of gold to their minds and hearts. S. M. Day, Pastor M. E. Church. Pennsylvania I sincerely recommend Mr. T. Marion Crawford as a reader and entertainer. Mr. Crawford is a gaduate of my school, and his work has been well received in all roles that he has essayed. He is clever in dialect and character sketches, and will never fail to please his audience.—Byron W. King, President of King's School of Oratory, Pittsburg, Pa. T. MARION CRAWFORD Illinois T. Marion Crawford, impersonator, who appeared in the M. E. church in the interest of the Epworth League, was not greeted with as large a crowd as he deserved. He showed remarkable ability as a high-class impersonator, taking with extreme accuracy the many different characters in the play, Peaceful Valley. Should he return to this city he would be assured of a large crowd.— Abingdon Kodak. The entertainment Tuesday evening at the opera house by T. Marion Crawford, was a splendid one. It was one of the best efforts at impersonation that has come to this city in a long time.— Wayne County Press, Fai field, Ill., Nov. 11, 1909. New York It gives me pleasure to say that I heard Mr. T. Marion Crawford in The Sign of the Cross. Mr. Crawford enters heartily into the spirit of each character, and in voice, facial expression and gesticulation, gives his hearers a vivid conception of the character he assumes. His versatility is marked and his whole manner is pleasing.—R. S. MacArthur, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, New York City. Your Sign of the Cross was a great success at my assemblies, Keuka Park and Assembly Park. This same success will be yours in the lyceum work, I am sure.—D. H. Cook, Syracuse, N. Y. I have heard Mr. T. Marion Crawford on two occasions, and am glad to say that I was not only pleased but profited by his excellent interpretation of the selections rendered. Mr. Crawford has the ability to enter very thoroughly into the conception of his author, and the skill to give a most vivid and real expression to his clear understanding and sympathetic feeling. His intperetation of The Sign of the Cross seemed to me particularly fine. — Frank Smalley, Dean of College of Liberal Arts of Syracuse University. Nebraska The lecture given at the Methodist church last Friday evening was an excellent and helpful one. It was certainly full of Nuggets of Gold and was one of the best that has ever visited Beemer. Mr. Crawford's dramatic selections were above the average and at times the audience was held spell-bound.— The Beemer Times, Oct. 13, 1910. Nuggets of Gold lecture-entertainment given in the First Christian church in this city by T. Marion Crawford, was received enthusiastically by all hearers. He has a message of serious and vital import while he lectures, and while interpreting the best of all literature, his audience is sure it could not be done better. The richest humor pervades and spices all. Time and time again his auditors responded with the most whole-hearted applause. We'll crowd the house next time. Harvey H. Harmon. Minister First Christian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska. Superintendent Grand Island, Fullerton and Auburn Chautauqua Assemblies. Iowa Joseph N. Harker, Minister, Church of Christ, Long Grove, Iowa—Mr. T. Marion Crawford gave his entertainment, Peaceful Valley, to a large and appreciative audience last evening. The entertainment was well received, interspersed with frequent applause. We are glad to recommend Mr. Crawford and his work to those who wish a clean, high-class entertainment. Texas T. Marion Crawford rendered Peaceful Valley in Manor and was well received. Each one of the many characters were vividly portrayed and general satisfaction prevailed among his hearers.—W. T. Pollard, Supt. of City Schools. Our Home Mission Society made no mistake in securing T. Marion Crawford, impersonator, for an entertainment, Peaceful Valley. Our people were delighted with Mr. Crawford and his pleasing manner of presentation. Should Mr. Crawford come this way again, I am sure he would be greeted with a full house. Don't fail to hear him.—O. E. Moreland, Pastor M. E. Church South, Allen. In February, 1910, T. Marion Crawford gave one of his readings, Peaceful Valley, in Eddy. The vividness with which the portrayed the many characters commanded the attention of the audience and showed Mr. Crawford's unusual ability as an impersonator.—H. H. Goodman, Prin. High School. Ohio I heard Mr. T. Marion Crawford's interpretation of The Sign of the Cross with great pleasure and profit. Mr. Crawford has shown great genius in his selections from the book as well as in impersonating his characters. The impression upon his audience was very fine. Praise of his effort was universal. It is my judgment that he will give pleasure and profit to any audience and I most cheerfully commend him.—A. B. Riker, President of Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. Indiana The entertainment, Peaceful Valley, which was given by T. Marion Crawford, Tuesday evening, at the General Baptist church, was enjoyed by the large audience present. Mr. Crawford has an excellent voice, over which he has perfect control, and his impersonation cannot be excelled.— Ft. Branch Herald. Michigan Our people were highly pleased with the rendition of Peaceful Valley by T. Marion Crawford. It was a thoroughly refined entertainment, which proved interesting to all classes. We assure all who are fortunate enough in securing him, an enjoyable evening.—Malcolm P. Soop, President Epworth League, Belleville, Mich. Oklahoma T. Marion Crawford, impersonator, gave an entertainment at the Methodist church last night. Although the house was not filled as it should have been, considering the merit of the entertainment, those who were present thoroughly appreciated his impersonations. Peaceful Valley, the New England character sketch which he gave, was an interesting story, filled with quaint humor and touching pathos and showed to advantage the rare elocutionary powers of the speaker.— The Enid Daily Eagle. Colorado The entertainment given by the Epworth League, a recital by T. Marion Crawford, drew a full house and was very interesting. Mr. Crawford demonstated that he is no novice, but a well trained orator.— Brighton Register. Wisconsin The entertainment Monday evening by T. Marion Crawford was enjoyed by those who braved the rain storm to hear him. Mr. Crawford is a good impersonator and presented well the strong, manly character of Hosea Howe and the other characters in Peaceful Valley, which is a good story, full of wholesome truths and abounding in humor.— Brodhead Independent. Arkansas On June 30, 1906, under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Presbyterian church, T. Marion Crawford gave one of his readings, Peaceful Valley. Mr. Crawford came to the people of Lowell highly recommended by the president of Wesleyan University, of Salina, Kansas, and we are glad to say in behalf of Mr. Crawford that he filled the expectations of the people.—Mary Walker, Ser. Ladies' Aid. Missouri The third number of the Epworth League Lecture Course of the M. E. Church was given last Friday evening. T. Marion Crawford, impersonator, who gave the entertainment, showed himself worthy of the high name he bears as an entertainer. His program consisted of that well written and highly refined story, The Sign of the Cross, was artistically presented. Only words highly commendatory of the good work done by Mr. Crawford were spoken. Certainly the entertainer deserves the highest praise for the excellent production of the story.— Appleton City Journal Nov. 25, 1909.
|Title||T. Marion Crawford: impersonator & lecturer|
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|Personal Name Subject||Crawford, T. Marion|
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