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Margaret Stahl In “Strongheart” In “The Dawn of a Tomorrow” MARGARET STAHL, Interpreter of Plays "Incentives come from the soul's self: the rest avail not" MARGARET STAHL comes before us in the role of Interpreter of Plays. The very general opinion of critics is that, in this sphere, she has attained a pre-eminent place among women, even as Leland T. Powers has, for many years, ranked the first among men. Of all the women on the Lyceum platform today, there is probably no one more regarded as a model for other Readers than Margaret Stahl, for she has done more by her example and influence than any other to bring the art of Portrayalist out of the region of declamation and bombast and into the sphere of reality. Simple, unaffected and natural, her art is completely sincere, close to life and character, utterly free from the chromo qualities that make the declaimer odious to the intelligent listener. Miss Stahl is an Artist of impelling force, of big emotional vision, with an ability to re-tell a literary Story or Play with exceptional winsomeness and personal charm. Whether the literary demand is for the spectacular, or the introspective and self-searching, or the objective, Miss Stahl will be found to have assimilated the spirit of the time, the event, the character, and to express in exquisite taste and proportion the true psychology of things. Miss Stahl is modern, without being aggressively so. She has a fine sense of the range of dynamic coloring. The emotional tendencies are never allowed to degenerate into mere weakness. Yet, in all, there is a touch of feminine finesse which proclaim her one of the really great Interpreters of Plays. It is unnecessary to refer to Miss Stahl's technical prowess: that is lost sight of in her broad-minded intelligence. As the years pass, Miss Stahl's program is coming more and more to be regarded as one of the red-letter events in any Chautauqua or Lyceum Course. —Appreciation by Mac Innes Ncilson. A FEW RETURN DATE CITIES The following are a few of the cities in which Miss Stahl has been booked recently for more than one program: Philadelphia, Pa.....^ .... 14 times Cleveland, O...... .... 18 Monteagle, Tenn......... 8 Alliance, 0............ 9 McKeesport, Pa.......... 5 Fremont, 0............ 5 Salamanca, N. Y......... 4 Chautauqua, N. Y......... 2 Urbana, 0............ 2 Ovid, Mich........... 2 Albion, Mich........... 2 Jackson, Mich.......... 2 Paris, 111............. 2 New Carlisle, 0.......... 2 Ludington, Mich......... 3 New Kensington, Pa........ 2 Yellow Springs, 0......... 3 Mercer, Pa............ 3 Bellefontaine, 0.......... 2 Williamson, W. Va........ 2 Hershey, Pa........... 2 Manhattan, Kans......... 2 Auburn, Wash.......... 2 Wilmington, Del......... 2 times Marion, 0............ 2 " Westfield, N. Y.......... 2 " Geneseo, N. Y.......... 2 " Amherst, 0............ 2 " Van Wert, 0........... 2 " Bridgeton, N. J.......... 3 " Chicago, 111............ 2 " Mt. Lake Park, Md........ 2 " Bethesda, 0........... 2 " Cadiz, 0............. 3 " Springfield, 0.......... 4 " Camden, N. J........... 3 " Erie, Pa............. 2 " Carlisle, Pa............ 2 " Waynesburg, Pa.......... 3 " Sharon, Pa............ 2 " Attica, Ind............ 4 " Washington Grove, Md...... 2 " Warren, 0............ 2 " Salem, N. J............ 2 " Elizabeth town, Pa......... 2 " Pennington, N. J......... 2 " Bay View, Mich.......... 3 " Mansfield, 0........... 2 " Wooster, 0............ 2 " In “The Servant in the House” In “Everywoman” Margaret Stahl Interpreter of Plays In “The Man from Home” In “The Mother” MARGARET STAHL'S PROGRAMS During the Coming Season Miss Stahl will Present: THE SERVANT IN THE HOUSE By Charles Rann Kennedy It is a page from life itself, revealing the brother¬hood of man as a real breathing thing. It is a great drama, akin to all beautiful and permanent things. —New York Times. In "The Servant in the House," Margaret Stahl last night proved herself the greatest reader of plays that has ever appeared in this city.—Springfield (Ohio) Daily News. THE DAWN OF A TO-MORROW Written by Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Dramatized for Miss Eleanor Robson I wish I could preach from the pulpit as great a lesson as the " Dawn of a To-morrow" teaches.—Chas. F. Aked, D. D. STRONGHEART The Successful Comedy Drama Written By William Cecile DeMille, and Made Famous By Robert Edeson Margaret Stahl's rendition of "Strongheart" before our student body, who, because they are Indians, would naturally be the keenest kind of critics, was superb. She held the audience spellbound from beginning to end. Miss Stahl makes an attractive figure on the stage, and has made herself a consummate master of her art.—Department of the Interior, M. Friedman, Superintendent, Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa. MADAM BUTTERFLY The Japanese Masterpiece of John Luther Long Margaret Stahl's "Madam Butterfly" is the work of a genius.—Canton (111.) Daily Register. EVERYWOMAN Her Pilgrimage in Quest of Love By Walter Browne THE GREATEST MODERN MORALITY PLAY "Be merciful, be just, be fair to every woman, everywhere. Her faults are many. Nobody's to blame." THE MOTHER Written by Norman Duncan A story of great dramatic strength, showing the wonderful depth of mother-love, and the purifying influence of a child's faith and innocence. The scenes are laid in the slum district, the characters are vital and convincing, the situations tragically dramatic, while the finale is a glorious revelation of Motherhood. ENOCH ARDEN By Lord Alfred Tennyson In her beautiful and artistic interpretation of "Enoch Arden," Margaret Stahl is said to have no equal on the American platform. THE LOTTERY MAN A four-act comedy by Rider Johnson Young. "A Broadway Success." THE MAN FROM HOME A Four-act Comedy by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson "The Success of the. Century," played seventy weeks in New York, fifty-seven weeks in Chicago, twenty-seven weeks in Boston, fifteen weeks in Philadelphia, and is now touring the country. A Few Comments Regarding Miss Stahl's Work from Authorative Sources Ex-Governor J. Frank Hanly of Indiana.—Miss Maragert Stahl is signally gifted as a reader. Accurate in concept, effective in rendition and fascinating in personality, she captivates every audience I have heard her frequently, and always with admiration and grateful appreciation. She is one of three or four really great readers on the American platform. Winona Lake, Ind.—Another large audience was present Sunday night to enjoy the program by one of America's foremost artists, Miss Maragret Stahl. "The Dawn of a Tomorrow," was given as only a great artist like Miss Stahl could read it. and her interpretations of the various characters swept the audience rapidly from one emotion to another and at the same time taught them a wholesome, uplifting philosophy. Miss Stahl is one of the most charming women on the platform, and her triumph at the I. L. A. chautauqua was marked.—Warsaw (Ind.) Daily Union. Chautauqua, N. Y.—Miss Margaret Stahl opened the Chautauqua season of dramatic recitals when she gave "The Mother," by Norman Duncan. Without mannerism or affectation Miss Stahl gained the attention of her audience in her recital of the first descriptive paragraph and held it throughout the evening Though well liked in "The Mother," Miss Stahl made an even greater impression in '' Strongheart."—The Chautauqua Daily. Monteagle, Tenn., Chautauqua.— Maragret Stahl was on the Monteagle Chautauqua program for the season 1910, and also for 1911, giving four readings at each engagement. I cannot better express the impression that she made than by simply saying that her work for both years was entirely satisfactory to the management and to the public. In short, she was a success.—Allen G. Hall, Superintendent Monteagle Assembly. San Francisco, Cal.—Miss Margaret Stahl read "The Dawn of a Tomorrow," the dramatization by Miss Eleanor Robson of Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett's book by that title. Miss Stahl is an artist in every sense of the word and held her hearers through the entire reading with ease. Her ability to carry the audience from one character to another without in any way confusing them, is remarkable She would receive a hearty welcome from those who heard her at any of her appearances in this city or around the Bay. —C. A. Gummere, Social Secretary, Young Men's Christian Association. Philadelphia, Pa.—We have been conducting a large entertainment course for seventeen years, and in all of that time have never had any attraction that gave better satisfaction than did Margaret Stahl, in her interpretation of "Strong-heart." Her presentation of the story was artistic—Charles C. Kinney, Chair¬man Entertainment Committee, P. R. R., Y. M. C. A. Belief on taine, Ohio.—Margaret Stahl, who gave "The Servant in the House," was undoubtedly the biggest success ever brought here by the Art Recital Association. To go still further, she pleased and satisfied about everybody and she promoted the real theme of morality on which the book is built—the furtherance of the brother¬hood of man.—Daily Examiner. Salamanca, N. Y.—Our committee is very glad of an opportunity to express their admiration for Miss Stahl. In the three engagements she filled in Salamanca, she won the hearts of her hearers by her sweet personality and charming manner. Each of her appearances added to her popularity and greatly increased, if possible, the admiration our people had for her and her work.—Mrs. C. H. DeLisle. Springville, N. Y.—Margaret Stahl gave "The Servant in the House," holding the large audience in almost breathless attention during the entire story. Miss Stahl has a noble presence, a pleasing voice, is a good interpreter of the author's intent, and her ability to change from one personality to another is remarkable.— Journal and Herald. Philadelphia, Pa.—Permit me to express my appreciation of the pleasure your recital gave our members. The Association is composed entirely of teachers and when I tell you that I heard nothing but praise of the evening, you should feel complimented, for teachers are nothing, if not critical.—R. G. McLaughling, Phila¬delphia Teachers' Club. Chambersburg, Pa.—It gives me great pleasure to thank you most cordially for your excellent rendering of "Strongheart" when you were present with us the past year. We appreciated very much the strength, the beauty and the true artistic quality of your interpretation. We are glad to say that your entertainment has been one of the most acceptable that it has been our fortune to have upon our lists.—M. H. Reaser, Former President Wilson College.
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