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Tan. 12 - Talk on Current Events, Miss Peabody
Jan. 14 Dramatic Recital (Impersonation), “Arms and the
Man ”

George Bernard Shaw
Flora Marie Haviland
Jan. 16 – Lecture-Recital

Original Poems Denis A. McCarthy Jan. 21 – Interpretation of Dante's “La Divina Commedia”

Lucy C. McGee, M.S., Ph.M. Jan. 26 ~ Talk on Current Events, Miss Peabody Jan. 28 - Recital, “ The Taming of the Shrew " Shakespeare

Grace Ruble Jan. 29 — Narrative Recital

Henry W. Longfellow

First Year Class Feb. 2- "The Lady from the Sea ”

Henrik Ibsen Ruth Sieker Feb. 4 - Dramatic Recital, Third Year Class Feb. 5 -" The Boy in the Air "

Booth Tarkington

Nellie Berry
Feb. 9 - Talk on Current Events, Miss Peabody
Feb. 12 " Macbeth "

Second Year Specials
Feb. 18 — " Merchant of Venice "

Shakespeare Third Year Class Feb. 23 - Talk on Current Events, Miss Peabody Feb. 25 -- Lyrics from “ The Princess"

Alfred Tennyson

Ruth Sieker
Feb. 26 - Short Story Recital
Mar. 4 " She Stoops to Conquer "

Oliver Goldsmith
Second Year Class
Mar. 6 ~ " The Romancers

Edmund Rostand

Third Year Class Mar. 9 - " King John"

Shakespeare Beryl LeBaron Mar. 11 - Recital, Folk Lore and Fairy Tales, First Year Class Mar. 12 -" Midsummer Night's Dream"

Shakespeare Marjorie Postal Mar. 16 -- Lecture, “ Peace”

Edward L. Gulick Mar. 18 Short Story Recital Mar. 19 - Tennyson Recital, Second Year Class Mar. 23 " The Cricket on the Hearth" Charles Dickens

Helen F. Sturtevant Mar. 25 - " Macbeth "

Shakespeare First Year Special Class Mar. 30 " Chitra »

Rabindronath Tagore

Eleanor C. Perry
Apr. 1 -- An Evening with Charles Dickens

Apr. 8 — Dramatic Recital, Third Year Class
Apr. 9 — " As You Like It »

Lucile Green
Apr. 12 — Recital, “ The Last Days of Pompeii” Bulwer Lytton

Sabra Dyer
Apr. 13 — Lecture on China, John C. Ferguson, A.B., Ph.D., of

Apr. 13 — " The Greek Spirit in Modern Art,” Lecture-Recital

Miss Dorothy Emerson
Apr. 15 — Recital, Second Year Special Class
Apr. 17 An Original Arrangement of “ Pollyanna"

Miss Frances Friel
Apr. 20 — “ Lady Windermere's Fan"

Oscar Wilde Miss Rachel MacLean Apr. 20 – Lyrics from “ Maria Stuart ” Algernon Swinburne

Ann Puryear Wright Apr. 22 - Recital by the Third Year Class Apr. 23 — " The Rivals," Sheridan, and Miscellaneous Selections

Mr. Milton Matthews
Apr. 23 – Recital, The Public Speaking Class
Apr. 24 — " The Cricket on the Hearth” Charles Dickens

Miss Helen F. Sturtevant
Poems of Alfred Noyes; “Romance " Charles Sheldon

Miss Gertrude Copeland
Apr. 26 — "A Rose o' Plymouth”

Beulah Dix Miss Lucile Green Apr. 27 — “ Unto Cæsar”

Baroness Orczy Miss Maybelle Hefferlin Apr. 27 — " Rosalind," A One-Act Play

J. M. Barrie M. Alice Maydwell Apr. 29 — " Little Eve Edgarton”

Eleanor Abbott Miss Ruth Davidson Apr. 29 — “ Ghosts ”

Ibsen Miss Hortense Neilson Apr. 30 — “ The Miracle Man

Frank L. Packard Miss Martha Mae McKnight Apr. 30 - Thomas Bailey Aldrich and his Works

Miss Melrose Swallow May 1 - Dramatic Recital, “ Truth”

Clyde Fitch Miss Laura Carpenter “ The Passing of the Third Floor Back ! Jerome

Mr. Irving Chatterton May 3 — " The Pigeon "

Galsworthy Miss Ruth S. Zachery May 4 - Recital, First Year Class, Huntington Chambers Hall

May 4 - " Happiness”

J. Hartley Manners Miss Florence Wessell “ The Twelve-Pound Look”

J. M. Barrie Miss Lillian Williamson May 5 - Tennyson Tea. From “ The Princess ” and Songs

Tennyson May 6 --- Recital, Miscellaneous Program, Miss Evelyn Morterud

and Mr. Harold Joslyn May 7 - "Enoch Arden "

Tennyson Rev. Claude J. Pernin, S.J. May 7 -- Annual Banquet of the Alumni Association, Hotel Vendome May 8 - Recital, Second Year Special Class, Huntington Chambers

Hall May 8 - Reading of Shakespearean and Modern Drama, Miss Wil

helmina McLeod May 9 — Baccalaureate Exercises. “ Browning's 'Death in the Desert,' or Progress"

Pres. Curry May 10 - Mass Meeting of Graduates, Students and Friends May 10 - Recital of One Act Plays, Mayme English-Hensel May 11 -- Recital, Miscellaneous Program, Jacob Sleeper Hall May 11 - Original Dramatization (at noon), “ The Flaming Ram

parts," Edith Delano, Miss Marjorie Sumpter May 12 -- " The Land of Heart's Desire "

Yeats Miss Ann Puryear Wright May 13 - Graduation Exercises, Addresses by Erasmus Wilson,

" The Quiet Observer” of the Pittsburg Gazette Times, and Mr.

Frank W. Sanborn
May 13 - Reception of Trustees and Teachers
May 13 - Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association
May 14 – Closing Lesson

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COURSES OF STUDY THE regular and special courses of each year are 1 divided into groups (see Horarium, pp. 32 and 33).

Students may elect additional courses when their acquirements permit.

The work of each student is arranged after a careful study of his highest possibilities and his fundamental needs. All regular courses include work: First, for the development of mind, body and voice. Second, students are led from the first, to study literature, poetry and art through interpretation and artistic endeavor. Third, the student is given studies and contact with people in order to develop his social and sympathetic instincts. Fourth, early in their course the students are given a certain work which prepares them for professional attainments. Fifth, later, studies are assigned that will lead the student to comprehend the philosophic nature of all expression.

Certain courses, especially advanced and elective courses, are given in alternate years. A few are given only once in three years.

All regular courses include some work in each of the following fields: (1) Personal Growth and Development; (2) Creative Expression; (3) The Study of Literature and Art; (4) The Philosophy of Expression; (5) Professional Attainments; (6) Life and Social Relations. A synopsis of specific courses under each of these groups follows:

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Growth presupposes established natural conditions; and development is the co-ordination of man's thinking with natural growth conditions.

The technical courses for Voice, Body and Mind are the means used in the School of Expression to establish nature; and practice upon the various forms of oral expression establishes natural conditions in Speech, thus preparing for the fullest development in creative activity.


Vocal Expression centers in the study of thinking and in its most direct revelations in modulations of voice and body. Attention, discrimination and sequence of ideas are established. This natural method secures intensity of individual impression, and shows the relation of impression to expression. The interpretation of literature is the means or test used. Each student is thus given a method of self-study and the direct use of his own creative powers.

First Year Courses: 1. Elements of Vocal Expression. 2. Foundations of Expression.

Second Year Courses: 3. Logic of Vocal Expression. 4. Imagination. 5. Assimilation and Participation. 6. Rhythm and Melody in Speech.

Third Year Courses: 7. Harmony of Expression. 8. Imagination and Dramatic Instinct.

Fourth Year Courses: 9. Psychology of Vocal Expression. 10. Unity and Tone Color.

II. TRAINING OF THE VOICE The method of developing the voice is Technical and Psychic. The training is divided into two phases: a, the securing of right tone production; b, the improvement of speech.*

a. Development of Tone. First Year Course: 1. Qualities of Tone. 2. Simple problems in the Spoken Word associated with technical training. Second Year: 3. Principles of Vocal Training. 4. Emission of Voice. 6. Agility of Voice. Third Year: 6. Resonance. 7. Flexibility of Voice in Expression. 8. Dramatic Modulations of Voice.

b. Development of Speech. First Year: 1. Phonology. Second Year: 2. Pronunciation. Third Year: 3. Visible Speech.

* Methods of developing tone are based upon those of François Lamperti and are adapted to the voice in speaking. The work in articulation and speech elements is founded upon the Visible Speech of Prof. Alexander Melville Bell.

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