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To his fellow-man
Samuel Silas Curry, President
A.B., Grant Univ., 1872; B.D., 1875; A.M., 1878; Ph.D., 1880, Boston Univ.; Litt.D., Colby Univ., 1905; Snow Professor of Oratory, Boston Univ., 1879–88; Acting Davis Professor of Elocution, Newton Theological Institution, 1884 ; Lastr. in Eloc., Harvard Univ., 1891-4; Divinity School of Yale Univ., 1892–1902; Harvard Div. School, 1896–1902; Librarian of Boston Art Club, 1891–1909; grad. of Prof. Monroe and of Dr. Guilmette; pupil of the elder Lamperti and of Steele Mackaye (assistant and successor of Delsarte), and of many others in Europe and America.
Anna Baright Curry, Dean
Grad. Cook's Coll. Inst., 1873; Boston Univ. Sch. of Oratory, 1877; Instructor Boston Univ. Sch. of Oratory, 1877-79; Prin. of Sch. Of Eloc. and Expression, 1879-83; Pupil of Prof. Monroe, Dr. Guilmette, and others; Public Reader; Shakespearean Reader; Interpreter of the Higher Forms of Poetry and Literature, the Lyric, the Epic, and Poetic Drama, and Dramatic Narrative, Platform Art and Literary Interpretation.
Mrs. Ida D. Mason, Matron
General Culture Diploma, School of Expression, 1913; Assistant in Story Telling.
Mrs. Harryett M. Kempton
Teacher's Diploma, School of Expression, 1901; Philosophic Diploma, 1914; Instructor in Vocal Expression.
Caroline Angeline Hardwick
Teacher's Diploma, School of Expression; Philosophic Diploma, 1907; Instructor in Wellesley College; Instructor in Vocal Expression and Visible Speech.
Emma Louise Huse
Teacher's Diploma, School of Expression, 1910; Instructor in Literature, English and Vocal Expression.
Charles Sheldon Holcomb
B.S., Mass. Agric. College; Teacher's Diploma, School of Expression, 1911; Philosophic Diploma, 1914; Instructor in Singing.
Mrs. Janet Hellewell Putnam
Teacher's Diploma, School of Expression, 1891; Philosophic Diploma, 1915; Instructor in Voice and Vocal Expression.
Mrs. Florence M. Evans
School of Expression, Teacher's Diploma, 1914; Assistant in Narrative Poetry and Dramatic Rehearsal.
Edward Abner Thompson
A.B., Bowdoin College, 1909; Public Speaker's Diploma, School of Expression, 1904; Public Reader's Diploma, 1913; Artistic Diploma, 1914; Instructor in St. John's Eccl. Sem.; Instructor in Voice.
Mrs. Eliza Josephine Harwood
Grad. Posse Gymnasium, 1895; Special Post-Grad. Course, 1896; one of the only two pupils of the late Baron Nils Posse that pursued a special third-year course, under his personal direction; has studied with twenty-five teachers in different phases of Vocal Training and Gymnastics; Teacher's Diploma, School of Expression, 1900; The Gilbert Normal School of Dancing, 1905; Chalif School of Dancing, 1909; Head of Department of Organic Gymnastics.
Lewis Dwight Fallis
A.B., Univ. of Washington, Special Dramatic Stage Manager.
Annie H. Allen
A.B., A.M., Univ. of Cal.; School of Expression, Teacher's Diploma, 1913. Assistant in Home Studies.
Carrie Alice Davis
School of Expression, Teacher's Diploma, 1910. Chorus SingPauline Sherwood Townsend, Director of Pageants
Dramatic Diploma, School of Expression, 1906; Artistic Diploma, 1914; Author of “ Pageantry of the Western World” (produced in 1907 — adaptable to any campus); “ The American Indian in Lore and Legend" (adaptable to any lake); “ Children in History and Legend" (adaptable to any lawn); Director of “The Fire Regained ” (a Greek Pageant at the Parthenon in Nashville under Civic Auspices).
Mrs. Laurie Johnson Reasoner
Instructor in Voice and Vocal Expression, Teacher's Diploma, 1911.
A.B., Boston Univ. One of the Principals of the Curtis-Peabody School for Young Ladies; Lecturer on Current Events.
Author and Poet, Lecturer on Poetry;
"Our reading is ended; but I cannot allow the opportunity to pass without assuring you of the pleasure it has given Miss Terry and myself to be associated with so excellent an institution as the School of Expression.
It seems to me the danger in teaching elocution, although I do not claim to be an authority, is that some formal and artificial method should supersede nature.
But in this school you seek to avoid that danger by the recognition of the principle that all good speaking comes from the right action of the mind.
For the same reason, good acting is not declamation, but the expression of character; and the actor's aim is not to imitate this style or that, but to cultivate his own resources of impersonation.
I cannot but thank you, for Miss Terry and myself, with all my heart, for the attention you have given our reading, and I sincerely hope that some substantial benefit to this excellent institution will be the result.”
SIR HENRY IRVING,
“ (The) School of Expression is the center of noble ideals, not only for the public speaker but also for literature and education itself. . . . (Its] training is fundamentally one looking toward the liberation of the self from the restrictions set by self-consciousness, whether of soul, or muscle, and the training of the body to express accurately the spiritual experience. ... There could be no better appropriation of funds than to endow generously the school that will perpetuate these ideals."
DR. SHAILER MATHEWS,
"Too much stress can hardly be laid on the author's groundprinciple, that where a method aims to regulate the modulations of the voice by rules, inconsistencies and lack of organic coherence begin to take the place of that sense of life which lies at the heart of every true product of art. On the contrary, where vocal expression is studied as a manifestation of the process of thinking, there results the true energy of the student's powers and the more natural unity of the complex elements of his expression."
DR. LYMAN ABBOTT in the "Outlook.”
It is also necessary to know how to say it.
LECTURES AND RECITALS, 1914-1915
Bethe World." Thurston
Sept. 26 - «Voice and Reading in the Public Schools,” Pres. Curry
Edward Abner Thompson, A.B.
E. Temple Thurston
J. M. Barrie
Kathryn E. Filcher