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The Wright Entertainment Bureau 5547 Waterman Avenue St Louis MO NANAH RENSE Foreword Nanah RENSE is an acknowledged success on the Lyceum Platform. Her work is not only marked by strong individuality, consummate art and rare skill, but it has a charm and a sympathy that reaches the heart, and it is this personal note in her work that is the secret o£ her invariable SUCCeSS. (Your attention is directed to a few comments, selected from many, in this herald.) No one on the platform has a greater capacity of making friends than Nanah Rense. Whenever she makes a return date (and no one has more return dates than she) it seems as if her audience is a crowd of friends. People admire her instinctively, not only because she is attractive in appearance, but also because she has a splendid Christian character and is not ashamed to have people know where she stands. They admire her for her exuberant good health, her abundance of common sense and her piquant good humor. They admire her because she is not at all blase, but is inter¬ested in people and their interests. She has appeared in Columbus, Ohio, ten times, and in the following cities from three to five times: Dexter City, Ohio; Seymour, Ind.; Steubenville, Ohio; Winchester, Ky.; Laurenceburg,, Ky.; Crab Orchard, Ky.; Newark, Ohio. To give a list of the towns where she has appeared two or three times would take up more space than is at our disposal. She is a Kentucky girl of delightful personality. Her work is clear cut, artistic and free from affectation.—The Rush County Journal, Lady smith, Wis., October, 1914. READER OF PLAYS During the coming, season Miss Rense will present "PEG O'MY HEART" The Record Breaking Comedy Triumph — By J. Hartley Manners "PEG" appeals to everybody through the sweetness of its central character, the wholesome comedy, the clean romance and the general atmosphere of freshness, youthfulness and purity that marks the entire play. The main incidents of " Peg o' My Heart" center on an American-reared Irish girl, who, through the provisions of a will, is suddenly transplanted to England and given into the care of aristocratic English relatives. "WAY DOWN EAST" The great rural comedy, which has been seen by millions and which never grows old By Lottie Blair "Parker A clergyman's opinion of the play: " 'Way Down East' is a strong presentation of a moral truth for the man and another for the woman. The tone of the play is pure and sweet and shows how God-like is humanity when at its best. I should be glad if every member of my congregation might see the play and learn its lesson." " MARTHA- BY-THE - DAY " By Julie M. Lippman 125,000 copies sold in the United States "Dramatized for Miss May Robson The story of a big, kindly Irish char-woman who takes under her wing a well-born but friendless girl whom she finds alone and helpless in New York City. No sweeter humor has been written into a book."— Hartford Courant. "WITHIN THE LAW " By Bayard Veiller 44 The Play That Started Something" "Within the Law" caused six big department stores in New York to raise the wages of their shopgirls. " Within the Law " started twelve state investigations into proper wage conditions for women. "Within the Law" will bring a few tears, a lot of laughs, and keep you on the edge of your seat. Those much-abused terms "gripping" and "ripping" only partly describe it." — The New York Herald. 44 THE LITTLEST REBEL" By Edward Peple A fascinating story of the South in war times. This story has been played on the stage for several successful seasons and has been made the subject of one of the most successful motion picture plays. The story presents a most appealing picture of the poverty-stricken South at the time of the Civil War, and always in the center stands a lonely little child. Programs NANAH RENSE Miscellaneous ProgramsThese hours are very popular, consisting, as they do of STORIES, EXCERPTS FROM PLAYS, SPOKEN SONGS, MONOLOGUES AND LIFE LESSONS- a happy blending, of the Heroic, Dramatic and the Pathetic SOME WORDS FROM THE DISCERNING FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY After having heard the refined and cultured readings g,iven by "Miss Nanah Rense, I take &reat pleasure in commending her as a lady of rare talents and accomplishments, and I am sure that no one who shall be so fortunate as to hear her will g,o hence without bein& a wiser, better man through life.— N. B. Hays, Ex-Atty. Gen. NEW YORK Miss Rense is delightfully natural. — Musical Courier. COLUMBIA, MISSOURI The prettiest woman in the prettiest g,own, we have seen on the sta&e, was Miss Rense, and her g,race and artistic rendition of her program were on a parallel with her beauty of face, form and costume.— Walter Chesterfield Gibbs, B. D., Univer¬sity of Missouri. CUMBERLAND, WISCONSIN Nanah Rense Pleases Miss Nanah Rense g,ave the opening, number of the Hig,h School Lecture Course at the Audi¬torium, Friday evening. A lar&e audience greeted her, and the enthusiastic applause with which her work was received spoke very strongly for her ability as a play-reader. Her offering was "Peg, o' My Heart," a comedy full of wit and dramatic incident, and her portrayal of the quaint little Irish g,irl left little to be desired. Those who failed to attend, missed a treat. The Lecture Course has still five numbers to offer and, jud&in& from the g,reat satisfaction the opening, number &ave, the hall should be filled for the remainder of the course. The Journal, Oct., 1914. BEAUMONT, TEXAS The best program of readings ever feiven here. —R. W. Persons, SupL South Park School. WISCONSIN—The audience was delighted with Miss Rense's selections and with her interpreta¬tion of them.—Eau Claire Leader. IOWA—Her rendition of Henry van Dyke's "Story of the Other Wise Man," alone was worth the price of admission.— Bstherville Dispatch.
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|Personal Name Subject||Rense, Nanah|
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